Hudsons Coffee. The place to be when times are tough
When their son needed frequent medical treatment at the Queensland Children’s Hospital, Arthur and his wife were regular visitors to the on-site Hudsons Coffee store.
“The team noticed this and started a rewards program on our behalf,” Arthur says. “They surprised us with free coffee,”
This is just one small example of how Hudsons Coffee franchise partners have been going above and beyond to brighten their customers’ lives.
“Thirty five or our 85 stores are situated in hospitals,” says general manager Jarrod Montigue. “Throughout the pandemic, they’ve been serving healthcare workers, patients and their visitors with food and beverages around the clock.”
In other locations, franchise partners are doing an impressive job of keeping their doors open.
“They’re rising to the challenge of trading in heavily-restricted conditions while keeping themselves, their staff and their customers safe,” Jarrod says.
A Melbourne heritage
Hudsons Coffee was born in Melbourne in 1998.
“Melbourne is widely recognised as one of the world’s great coffee cities,” Jarrod says. “We were proud to open our first café on Elizabeth Street in the heart of the CBD.”
Within months, queues were forming around the block. And, today, you can enjoy Hudsons Coffee in every state and territory in Australia.
“Hudsons Coffee has been built on the belief that everyone, everywhere deserves great coffee,” Jarrod says.
The company has been roasting its own beans twice a week for over 20 years and always has two distinct blends on offer – creamy Premium and Barista’s Choice for a robust espresso shot. There’s also a seasonal Single Origin blend which, at the moment, is a medium-to-dark blend from two regions in Peru.
Of course there’s more to a great café than great coffee. When it comes to food, Hudson’s Coffee balances popular classics with fresh, seasonal options and delicious treats. A recently-introduced new menu also offers more plant-based sandwiches and freshly made, healthy and convenient food like chia seed and fresh fruit pots.
Franchise partners embrace Hudsons Coffee’s values as well as a passion for coffee. They were the first to offer paper takeaway cups when Styrofoam was the norm and are long-time partners of KeepCup reusable coffee cups. They also support the education and development of the next generation of Peruvian coffee farmers with the Hudsons Scholarship.
Like to join the team?
If you’re looking for a great business opportunity with a successful and well-established brand Hudsons Coffee could be the ideal choice.
“If you love coffee as much as we do, have the work ethic to run your own business and the determination to succeed you’re a Hudsons person,” Jarrod says.
Benefits include an affordable buy-in cost, a structured marketing plan, a new Loyalty App and, most important, award winning coffee.
“When you become a Hudsons Coffee franchise partner you’ll receive all the tools you need to operate your own business. You’re also joining a very supportive network with a structured four-week training program, a strong franchisee–franchisor relationship and ongoing, structured mentoring.
As Jarrod says: “Hudsons Coffee is an opportunity to build a successful business doing something you love and that helps to make people happy, even in tough times.”