In 1989 the Dilworth Coffees’ founders opened their first Dilworth Coffee House, giving Charlotte an enhanced coffee experience well before the emergence of big national chains. Their early goals were to promote in-store roasting of specialty coffees along with creating handcrafted espresso beverages served in a warm comfortable environment. This remains true to this day.
Along the way, we’ve been approached by coffee shop owners and others about franchising a Dilworth Coffee House of their own. Even amidst growing demand, we chose not to pursue this path as not to jeopardize the Dilworth Approach to providing great coffee experiences.
Today, we do offer a number of options to help independent owners create a branded coffee program under the Dilworth Coffee banner. Whether in a stand-alone coffee shop or within the coffee program of a bakery, deli, market, hospital, or other venue type, we ensure that every cup is made according to Dilworth standards or help you develop your own standards.
We recognize that your business may not have the same set of needs as others. Regardless of your starting point, all of our programs make available the use of the Dilworth Coffee brand name, recipes, training, and other intellectual property necessary to maintain coffee and drink standards, without impeding other aspects of the independent coffee shop owner.