Calculating costs for Cost of Goods Sold


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May 28, 2006
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I am working on a business plan to start up a coffee shop in the Milwaukee area. I have started to do some market research, but I feel that I really need to spend more time in the area of where the coffee shop will be. Finding time to do that is difficult.

I would like to find out what the average costs are for selling coffee products and non-coffee products. From research I found that a pound of coffee makes approximately 50 cups of coffee. So for specialty coffee it will cost appx. 24 cents per cup. But what is the cost when other ingredients are added (soy milk, flavorings...)? Is there an average mark-up price?

We also plan on selling pastries that we buy from a local baker.

Any input would be appreciated.