Coffee News SA
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Coffee News is a weekly publication distributed free to restaurants, coffee shops and other waiting areas.

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The Brand

Coffee News was created by Jean Daum in Winnipeg, Canada, in 1988. Jean was an expert in super-learning and subliminal techniques, and she employed many in the layout of Coffee News. The success of the paper is proven – 30 years later it is still working for thousands of advertisers, and loved by readers the world over.


Coffee News is a weekly publication offering exclusive (one of a kind) advertising to local businesses. Each franchisee owns the rights to publish a paper in a pre-defined local area. The papers are distributed weekly around coffee shops, restaurants, take-aways, hair salons, car show rooms – any business that has a waiting area – where readers with disposable income enjoy its light-hearted, interesting content.

Franchisees may own as many territories as they can profitably manage. Coffee News recommends a purchase of three to start with, in order to earn adequate income to work the business full-time. Overheads are kept to a minimum, as you work from home.


Franchisees are required to attend a three-day training course run by the South African head office. Ongoing training and support are given by the SA head office through personal contact, personal Skype calls, Skype training courses and regional workshops run from time-to-time.

Publishers are also invited to attend webinars run by Coffee News international, as well as a training course at Coffee News College in Bangor, Maine, USA.
Technical Support: FranConnect CRM, education and marketing system provided by CN Intl. A CRM written for Coffee News SA is provided to franchisees.

Are You Our Next Franchisee?

* Sales experience.
* Good communication skills – written and spoken.
* People skills – a confident, outgoing personality is an advantage.
* Teachability – you need to be willing to learn, regardless of your previous experience.
* Ability to work hard and stay with it.


When It All Began


Jean Daum

Year Established


1st Franchise Opened

Brand Network


William Buckley

Head Office

Bangor, Maine, USA

No. of Outlets

Approximately 700 worldwide (12 countries)

Available Opportunities

Country-wide, prime areas available

FASA Membership

Investment (Excl. VAT)

Average set-up cost

R 90 000

Initial franchise fee

R 85 000

Initial Working Capital

R 10 000 to R 15 000 per month

Minimum owners contribution

Franchise Terms

Management services fee

R 800 per week (No management services fee for the first three months)

Marketing fee

R 300 per month

Initial agreement term

Four years

Renewal term

Automatic if franchisee is compliant
Coffee News SA

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