Check out the review for Coffee Shop Millionaire

the review for coffee shop millionaire

Coffee Shop Millionaire. A great business name don’t you think? It gives you a picture of what you are looking at. But let’s see if it is what it claims to be.. read the review for Coffee Shop Millionaire and you decide if you agree with what I think.

Maybe it could be the business for you, maybe not?


Business name: Coffee Shop Millionaire

Website url:

Costs: $37 per month if you sign up within 30 minutes or $47 per month after that with A LOT OF upsells.

My rating: 2 out of 5


What is Coffee Shop Millionaire?

It is a training program (brought to you by Clickbank) which promises to make you a millionaire, through teaching you the basics of internet marketing. Millionaire you say! That’s a stretch. Let’s see what you get to make you a millionaire and find out what is coffee shop millionaire?

In essence you are taught how to SELL a different bunch of services to local companies. These include e-mail marketing services, SEO services, video marketing services. Once you have sold a service, you outsource the work to other companies. So you are essentially the salesman, the middleman. It’s actually really hard to sell these services unless you are a brilliant salesperson.


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You have 12 training modules to go through, including video. And a ‘cheat sheet’ which tells you how to make £21K within the first couple of weeks’. Really? Anyone who has tried anything online knows that this isn’t possible from the very outset. Definitely possible, but not at the beginning.

The problem with the training is that it is really quite vague. It doesn’t give you direction on how to sell the marketing products, which as a beginner could prove to be the end of your business. Critical missing information I think.


Let’s have a look at how they present themselves

Firstly when you get to the website, you see a video clip of the owner, Anthony Trister telling you how great it would be to able to work in a coffee shop, hence the name, and earn millions. Sorry, just an aside, irrelevant point, but for a millionaire, his t-shirt is covered in stains, and looks like he picked it up off the floor this morning. It’s not relevant I know, just an observation..

the review for coffee shop millionaire

So you get to the website, where you should find everything you need to know about the business, and there is just this video. It tells you nothing really. Hmm. It also has a countdown which gives you 30 minutes to basically decide if you are going to take up the offer. Personally I need a little more time to decide about whether to start a business or not!

So exactly, what is coffee shop millionaire? see how they describe it: Watch for the upsells!


And that’s it, that’s all the information you get before you are asked to sign up, no try for free, no customer testimonials, no examples.. nothing. Alarm bells!

I am not a fan of this sales technique where you don’t really know anything, you have been brainwashed by the promise of riches, with no work, that you just have to buy to find out more. I guess it works for some people, but it’s probably why YOU are here, reading this article.

How much does it cost?

The price varies! So if you join within 30 minutes of clicking on the page, its $37 per month. If you leave it this long, then the price goes up to $47 per month. If you LEAVE the page without signing up you get it for $27 a month. So where it the real value? Heather is having a lovely chat with herself here.

the review for the coffee shop millionaire

But that’s not all. As soon as you get in, you are hit by the first upsell. Which is to join the ‘six figure success club’ for $297. And THEN you will have to purchase the web hosting service and your own domain for a mere $100. There are cheaper ways to do this!

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The benefits

  • Cheap initial cost
  • Some ok training in some modules
  • Sorry that’s all I could think of

The drawbacks

  • A lot of upsells. I hate to buy something only to realise that this isn’t it, there is a lot more to buy. I always feel cheated!
  • Vague introduction, no upfront information on the business. Worrying
  • I didn’t warm to Anthony, the owner. For me this is important
  • There is no support there once you join. No community,  no access to the owner. No real help.
  • Selling to local companies is HARD work. If you are not a strong sales person, this business won’t work for you
  • Despite the training saying you don’t need to have any experience, you DO need to know email marketing, SEO etc, to be able to sell it, regardless of whether you are actually doing the work or outsourcing it.


My verdict

scamThis is technically not a scam, but I have to say, it’s quite an infuriating product. This is why I have included it in my scam list. Mainly because the product itself is not that great. The training is ok, but it seems to skim the surface of what you need to know to reall be able to sell their products.

For me the big thing is the lack of support that you get. There is nothing here to help you out if you get stuck. There is no community spirit.

Millionaire is a term that really shouldn’t be used here. Mostly because even those who are the really successful salesmen within this business are not millionaires. So yes there are some that have made a success at it, but I would say be VERY careful. I would NOT recommend it.

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Please leave any comments below, I would love to hear what you think.

18 thoughts on “Check out the review for Coffee Shop Millionaire

  1. Marie says:

    HI Ruth I love your insights into this programme I think you have nailed it for what it is. I hadn’t heard much about them before but your description (and unfortunately the fact that you can purchase it from Clickbank which is home to many of these types of schemes) reaffirmed for me what’s involved. I think the old phrase if it looks too good to be true also springs to mind.

    I am also familiar with wealthy affiliate and whilst that certainly doesn’t advertise itself as a millionaire get rich scheme it is at least bona fido and doesn’t have the upsells that coffee shop millionaire seems to make its money from.

    • Ruth says:

      Hi Marie

      Thanks so much for your comments. Coffee shop Millionaire is certainly one of those scams that does it all, and I am pleased that you have found something legit on which to base your business on. Loads of luck to you and keep me posted!

  2. Bob Brooks says:

    Thanks for your review, I had seen this some time ago and thought the name was interesting but was busy with something else. Glad I found your review, I hate when they have multiple upselling, it is a sure sign of a scam, they lure you in and keep the carrot just out of reach making you pay more and more with to hopes to succeed. I have looked a wealthy affiliate and see it as an honest gem. Nothing hidden and the free account allows you to see everything. Thanks for the reveiw

  3. Viljoen says:

    Hi Ruth

    I also did a review on coffee shop millionaire and it is not a product that I would recommend to anyone. The training inside is just not practical and is all theory.

    For the price tag I think it is a waste of time and money in my honest opinion.

  4. Maureen says:

    With so many programs out there trying to teach you how to make money online it is hard to separate the wheat from the chaff sometimes. That is why it is important to have people like you take the time and review these different programs for those of us looking for a way to make money online.

    I had never heard of Coffee Shop Millionaire before today and to be honest I really liked the name. It had a kinda of a pull to it that wanted you to look further into it.

    I did read a few other reviews online and the majority of them share the same opinion as you when it comes to CSM.

    The trouble with programs like CSM is they get you initially with their low cost and once your in you usually will go for at least one up-sell.

    Thanks Ruth for the review and from stopping me from one more shiny object.

  5. Andy says:

    Hello Ruth, I had to say that your website is easy to read and clear. I heard about that company before but I never got a chance to look at the full detail. Till now I got a chance to reviews it. The thing that I don’t like is the up-sell. In addition, you had me fully understand it. Thank you for sharing. Good luck with your success.


  6. Mark says:

    Hi Ruth-

    Great review of Coffee Shop Millionaire… I’ve seen promotions of this products on several networks. I was always intrigued about it until I read your review. Sounds like less value and a tons of upsells… which of course is not attractive at all. And just to confirm… did you say the only way to make money is to pitch companies a service(s) that you may not have much expertise in to begin with?


    • Ruth says:

      Essentially yes, you have to sell them SEO services, email marketing etc. But unless you know something about all those internet marketing aspects, you will have to learn from scratch, but this is what the training teaches you but the problem is the training isn’t thorough enough to teach you all these things in detail. And to sell face to face without that knowledge, I don’t know about you, but I wouldn’t do it! I hope that helps!

  7. Bev. says:

    I’ve heard of this company but never really checked it out in its entirety. I now see based on this review , I certainly didn’t missed much. Especially, since they do not allow you to “test drive” the service before buying. Also, I really dislike up-sells and never could understand why some companies rather pose hidden agendas. I just never got that one. However, I’m was glad to run into this review. The review is quite thorough and detailed, thanks for sharing.

    • Ruth says:

      Thanks for your comments Bev, I appreciate that, and I’m pleased I stopped you getting involved! good luck with whatever you decide to do and let me know if I can be of any help!

  8. Sue says:

    Hi Ruth,

    I was very impressed with your site. Your review is very honest and forthright and I feel I can trust your comments. Your review was very straight-forward and clear. I think you were a bit generous granting him two stars though!

    ( I loved your assessment of the guy’s t-shirt) I thought it was great that you reveiwed not only the shortcomings of the program but you also noted that you didn’t feel like the guy offering the program was very trustworthy, something many people just getting into online business might otherwise not think about.

    Thank you for this information, I will stay away for sure!


    • Ruth says:

      Thanks Sue.

      Yes, I can’t believe the Tshirt. I mean come on.. for your promotional video?! Thanks for your comments, I am glad I Could help you out with the review for Coffee Shop Millionaire!.

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