Open a Coffee Shop

Hi, I'm Tim Hofmann. I've been in the coffee business since the year 2000, when I helped get a coffee shop open for the first time. Since then I've opened eight shops of my own, and helped a number of others do the same.

Currently I own and operate The Coffee Mess, a coffee roastery and coffee shop in Hilliard Ohio. I co-own and operate The Public Perk, a modular shop concept creating cafe culture inside existing places like libraries and office buildings, and I'm developing The Stack, offering just-roasted coffee and made daily donuts in the central Ohio region.

I believe business ownership is the best way for any person to improve their lives and contribute to their local community and economy. is one way I'm helping would-be coffee entrepreneurs get started.

Sign up below for my free weeklong email course that will help you think through your coffee business dreams. Reply to any of the emails with questions and I'll be glad to answer them. For more in-depth treatments of common questions, check out the blog.

Thanks for visiting and I'll see you around!