Advise Please: Online Coffee Business / Selling Coffee Online


New member
Dec 23, 2019
Hello Coffee Forum,

I am looking to start selling roasted coffee online through my own website.

For now, two options are being considered:

1. Buy fresh green beans, roast the coffee at home, package and ship the order.

2. The second option is Dropshipping. Does that exist in online coffee business. And if so, how do i go about it? Any roasters out there interested in drop shipping?

I am based in Toronto Canada. The target market area is North America for now, and then expand later if the biz takes off.

Any kind of advice, pointers or even resources that you can share with here would be greatly appreciated. Also, let me know if you need more info.

Thank you



New member
Aug 5, 2018
this is an interesting topic....

I'm staying in tune for any answers because I also looking forward to sell coffee online..

I'm based in Indonesia


New member
Jul 10, 2020
Hey! That is a great initiative you will be taking during this time. I think there is a huge demand for coffee beans as such and also powdered beans. Ensure that the package is done right because there have been many customer dissatisfactions when it comes to the field of packaging. This is mainly due to in-transit mishaps. Also, good and attractive packaging makes the product effective and helps meet the required customer satisfaction standards. To buy coffee online in Canada, Canadians are more into maintaining quality standards, especially in packaging by the retailers. I hope this helped. Looking forward to your new start-up. All the best.
May 28, 2020
Sarasota, FL USA
this is an interesting topic....

I'm staying in tune for any answers because I also looking forward to sell coffee online..

I'm based in Indonesia

Selamat malam Mr. Sm1th, we started a direct-to-consumer business called Palma Coffee.
We are very interested in selling in Indonesia, we have the logistics contacts.
I understand that there are many coffee shops in Bandung, where are you located?


New member
Dec 4, 2020
I agree that if you have not had any experience in this before, then it will be very difficult for you.


New member
Oct 29, 2020
Hey, be nice to him! Let's trust that this guy will succeed. In my opinion, this is a very interesting and good idea for a business to sell and send coffee, which is very simple. Although I can already find a lot of cons so. First, you will need to buy special packaging for coffee and most likely it will not cost so much. You will need to take into account the delivery tax. You will need to immediately decide where you can send coffee and where not. You will also need to decide in what form of coffee you will send, ready-to-drink coffee, grain, already crushed coffee, etc. There are many factors that need to be sorted out in advance. I think that if you want to do the delivery yourself then you'd better contact a similar company to learn how to do it right. Good luck!
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