One of the best food franchise opportunities right now is owning a mobile cafe. Running something like a coffee van is the perfect mix of a business, combining the popularity of coffee with the growing popularity of food trucks. Check out some statistics behind the industry, and you can decide for yourself whether coffee vans are great ideas for a successful business.
Business Insider reports the coffee exportation is a $20 billion global industry by itself, while the coffee industry as a whole is worth $100 billion U.S. dollars.
About 14 billion espresso coffees and 500 billion regular coffees are consumed annually around the world. A mobile cafe can bring in even more customers because you can serve multiple regions!
Datamonitor reports that one out of every seven cups of coffee consumed is drank outside of the home.
American research has shown that drinking between one and four cups of coffee per day reduces the risk of cirrhosis of the liver immensely.
A report by Business Insider found that coffee is the second most sought after commodity in the world after crude oil.
Arabica and Robusta are the most popular types of coffee in the world.
Most (90%) coffee production occurs in developing countries, and the top three producers are Brazil, Vietnam and Columbia.
Another Business Insider Report showed that Finland consumes the most coffee per capita worldwide.
Coffee shops are one of the fastest growing businesses in the world, with a 7% annual growth rate.
The Coffee Industry
The Australian Immigration Book estimates that there are around 1,100 franchise systems in Australia.
Worldwide, Australia is the most franchised nation per head of population, employing about 400,000 people and having a sales turnover of $131 billion.
Just to keep everything in order, the Australian Tax Office will provide new business owners with a checklist!
IBIS research states that the Australian coffee industry alone is worth $5 billion in revenue and employs about 84,867 people in 6,613 coffee businesses.
When you invest in a coffee franchise, you get the added benefits of using a brand name and getting advice on business operations from other managers.