Are More Women Opening Coffee Shops?

We’re spilling the beans—women opening coffee shops is on the rise. Texas Coffee School is welcoming more women into our classroom than ever before. Plus, entrepreneurship as a whole has seen an increase in women opening businesses.

Of course, there’s still a ways to go before the small business world is truly equitable. But here are a few quick facts and a list of women Coffeeepreneurs® to inspire future female coffee shop owners.

Women attending Texas Coffee School.

Quick Facts About Women in Business & Coffee

We’re not just seeing more women opening coffee shops, we’re seeing more women in business. According to Fundera:

There are 12.3 million women-owned businesses in the U.S.

That’s an increase of 58% since 2007. And these businesses generate $1.8 trillion in revenue.

40% of total US businesses are women-owned.

And in the last 20 years, the number of women entrepreneurs grew by 114%.

You might be wondering, who are women business owners? A report by Guidant Financial reveals that a little over 55% of these women are Gen X, nearly 30% are Baby Boomers, and 14.4% are Millennials. Their top motivators for heading into entrepreneurship were to be their own boss (27%), leave corporate America (23%), and pursue their passion (15%). Over 60% of these women report being happy as a business owner. The food and restaurant industry holds 14% of these female entrepreneurs.

Women also play a large role in the global coffee industry, from production to farming to roasting. The International Coffee Organization shares that 70% of coffee production labor is from women, and 20-30% of coffee farms are women-run. But it’s important to note that “women have systematically lower access to resources, such as land, credit and information, than men,” according to the report. In the U.S. and beyond, there’s still plenty of room for women to take the lead in the coffee space.

More Women Attending Texas Coffee School

When Texas Coffee School launched in 2010, there were typically more men than women in classes. Now, our team of educators is seeing women outpacing men in attendance! Scroll through our Google reviews, and you’ll see the dozens of women who recently attended Texas Coffee School and left fully equipped to launch their own coffee business.

“I couldn’t have picked a better school to pursue my dream of opening my own coffee shop!” – Kimberly L.

“I feel so much better equipped to start my journey of opening my coffee shop!” – Belle W.

“Super glad I finally took this course and it gave me the courage to pursue my dream.” – Laura P.

Coffeepreneur® Women Opening Coffee Shops

Texas Coffee School is proud to champion the coffee shops that our students have gone on to launch. Below are just a few of the women-owned coffee shops that were started by Coffeepreneurs®:

Women opening coffee shops at Monticello Coffee Co.

Photo credit: Monticello Coffee Company

Women opening coffee shops at The Hive Java Lounge.

Photo credit: The Hive Java Lounge

Women opening coffee shops at Uplift Coffee Co.

Photo credit: Uplift Coffee Co.

Women opening coffee shops at Pretty One Cake Co.

Photo credit: Pretty One Cake Co.

Kickstart Your Coffee Shop at Our 3-Day Coffee Business Master Class

Women attending Texas Coffee School.

We welcome students of every gender, age, ethnicity, and industry into our classrooms. If you’re dreaming of your own woman-owned coffee shop, join us for an upcoming weekend to receive hands-on training for every step of starting a coffee shop business. View dates and register here.

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We’ve helped hundreds of students successfully launch their own coffee shop businesses. Join us in our 5-Star Rated Coffee Classes, whether you’re an aspiring entrepreneur looking to open a coffee shop, a manager, a barista or home enthusiast looking to sharpen your skills.