Be Your Own Boss

Build A Bright Future

and Bring Better Coffee To Your Community!

Our Mission at
Kribi Coffee

Air Roastery is to disrupt traditional coffee practices daily and bring wealth back to hardworking farmers. With state-of-the-art equipment, a seamless customer experience, and an ethical operation that provides all of the delicious choices a customer could want, our model has created a successful concept that’s always evolving.

While coffee consumption continues to increase, the industry is still lacking methods that personalize production and customize the delivery of specialty coffee. With a threefold growth strategy that includes retail shops, wholesale, and eCommerce, we believe we are moving quickly to corner valuable market share while upholding a global social mission of achieving fair trade collaboration, community outreach, and environmental sustainability.

With such a strong potential ROI and simple operational model, franchisees now have an opportunity to see their own Kribi Coffee Air Roastery business become profitable quickly. Your success is our success!

More Than Just a Cup of Coffee

Our founder, Jacques Shalo, was born into the coffee business. From age five, Jacques was hands-on, on his family’s coffee farm in Cameroon until his teenage years. Upon Jacques’ return to coffee, he began sourcing green beans from countries worldwide. Under the advice of Starbucks co-founder Zev Siegl, Jacques eventually began to narrow his focus back to his home country. Now, Kribi Coffee is focused on sourcing directly from our farmers in Cameroon. We cut out the brokers to ensure our farmers are paid well for their hard work! 

What It Takes to Be a Kribi Franchisee

Kribi Coffee franchisees should be hands-on owners that are outgoing and are eager to bond with their team and customer base. We want operators to be creative and driven with an entrepreneurial spirit.
We’re awarding franchises to exemplary individuals that can be efficient and organized managers. Former hospitality experience is a plus!

Our Franchise Process

Step 1

The First Sip

Take your first sip of the Kribi franchising process by submitting a form to let us know you're interested.

Step 2

Spill the Beans

Here, we get a chance to get to know each other better, so we can find out if we could be a good franchising fit.

Step 3

Come Say “Hi”

It’s time to go on-site come to our location to see the success of Kribi Coffee firsthand and learn more about our company culture.

Step 4

Review the FDD

Next, we will send over our Franchise Disclosure Document for you to review thoroughly before signing.

Step 5

Finance Your Franchise

No matter how you're financing your Kribi Coffee, it's time to apply for any capital you may need.

Step 6

Sign on the Dotted Line

Once we send over our Franchise Agreement, it’s official! Welcome to the Kribi Coffee family.

Step 7

It’s Training Time

We provide comprehensive training and support in three phases. Initial hands-on training at our Forest Park headquarters, local on-site guidance during the initial startup, and ongoing support to ensure the quality of each location.

Top Reasons To
Invest With Us

How We Set Franchisees Up for Success

How We Set Franchisees Up for Success

Financial Overview


Minimum initial investment




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Royalty fee


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Local advertising


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Corporate marketing fund


We do not require our franchise candidates to have previous coffee industry experience or knowledge. We do ask that our franchisees have an entrepreneurial spirit and an eagerness to learn the way we do things at Kribi Coffee. We need you to be coachable – we can help you with the rest.

From the day you sign your franchise agreement, you’ll gain access to the entire Kribi Coffee team to assist you in every step of your store opening process including:

  • Site selection assistance and referrals
  • Construction project management
  • Comprehensive training and store opening assistance
  • Complete décor and equipment package
  • Grand opening marketing planning, management, and execution
  • Exclusive access and franchise pricing for most of your coffee and operations supplies through Kribi Coffee Company

Approximately 30-60 days prior to opening your first store, we provide comprehensive training for up to 3 owners and managers in our Chicagoland store or other designated location. We also provide a 2-day “tune-up” training in your new store just prior to opening and our training team will assist you for the first few days of opening your business. Throughout the year, we also offer a wide range of training and development opportunities online and through various media, as well as one-on-one business consulting assistance.

The total investment cost to open a Kribi Coffee ranges between $250,000 and $485,000. This includes a franchise fee of $30,000.

At Kribi Coffee, we do not have in-house financing. However, we do have strategic partnerships with multiple lenders who may be able to help you get the funding you need to get your Kribi Coffee location started. Our franchise team can assist you in creating a plan to support your venture.
The time required to open a Kribi Coffee franchise location is subject to many considerations including finding the right location, negotiating a purchase or lease, construction project timelines and more; however, we estimate that most new stores open in approximately 6-8 months.
Yes! We offer exclusive territories to all of our franchisees based in specific socio-economic markets and in a defined area documented as having a population of 40,000.

The initial term of a Kribi Coffee franchise agreement is 10 years and includes an additional (optional) 10-year successor term.

Complete the franchise inquiry form with some basic contact information and expect contact from our Franchise team to discuss your interest.

Contact Us

We’re so glad you’re here! Fill out the contact form and our team will be in touch as soon as possible to talk about the next steps.


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