Anuj Kejriwal, MD & CEO – ANAROCK Retail
The tragic debacle around CCD’s debt-ridden founder may be indicative of a larger malaise
- Rentals can eat away almost 15-20% of the overall revenue an Indian coffee shop generates
- Corresponding costs in countries like the US is just around 5-6%
- many indigenous coffee shops are unable to survive more than 18 months into the business
From the early morning dose to business deals closed over a cup of java, coffee keeps us charged; the millennial coworking culture is often incubated and based in cafés. As a consequence, there has been a stupendous rise in the number of coffee chains and concept bistros across the country.
It all started with Café Coffee Day – popularly known as CCD – which gave the country its first coffee shop way back in 1995, long before global giants arrived.
Today, places like Café Coffee Day are no longer just hangouts or meeting joints, and certainly not just about coffee. They offer a unique ambiance, music and free Wi-fi to youngsters and entrepreneurs alike.