Everyone loves coffee, right? What’s better than sitting at your local coffee shop, ordering a cup (or three), and cracking open a book? You might even be thinking it’d be a great idea to own that experience, by starting your own cafe or roastery. Well, good luck! Coffee shops are a notoriously tough, saturated market to break into. (There are over 22,000 Starbucks, just in the US).

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On the other hand, coffee is the second most traded commodity by value. There’s obviously a high demand for wake-up juice.

How do you stand out in a crowded field, whether you’re harvesting the beans in the field or pouring the cups in the café? That’s easy. First, make good coffee. (But you probably knew that already.) Second, create an outstanding coffee logo that catches the eye.

Hip, modern designs that look great on a coffee cup

A flat, simple look for your coffee logo gives it a modern feel. Lots of startups use logos like this, and they drink plenty of coffee.

Looking beyond the style, consider the content of your logo. Coffee cups & beans are popular, because the clear iconography tells you what your getting. But if you’re a café and the logo is going on your cups, I’d advise against putting a cup in your logo. Otherwise, your patrons will wonder if they’re suffering from the Droste effect. (I bet you thought I was going to make an Xzibit “Yo, dawg” joke, but no, we’re far too high brow for that here.)

blue coffee brand design
Logo design by bo_rad.
beach themed coffee company logo design
Logo design by SpoonLancer.
Clever abacus coffee logo design
Logo design by Project 4 for andrewdealy.
Crowned coffee bean logo design
Logo design by GOOSEBUMPS for robert Pi.
coffee bean logo design
Logo design by Project 4 for michael.woitach.
penguin holding bottle coffee logo design
Logo design by SpoonLancer.
Yellow bold lettered coffee logo design
Logo design by gingko for ansar.ahmed.
Cat coffee logo design
Logo design by SpoonLancer.
playful moose coffee logo design
Logo design by Sava Stoic.
old school pixelated coffee logo design
Logo design by brandeus.
Fox coffee logo design
Logo design by brandsformed® for Propertysigns.
mustache inspired coffee logo
Logo design by SpoonLancer.
Simple geometric cafe logo design
Logo and brand identity by Roxana.I.

 

Logos from a bygone era

Coffee has been a staple of breakfasts for hundreds of years. On a more personal note, you might remember waking up to the smell of your parents brewing coffee in your childhood home. Or, at the very least, you definitely remember that old Folger’s jingle

What better way to tap into that nostalgia than with a classic looking logo?

There are a few good ways to evoke that feeling. For one, you can use a woodcut style of art. (I wouldn’t recommend using actual woodcuts; those take a while.) But again, the content can say a lot, too. Use classic imagery like kettles, potbelly stoves and steel coffee mugs.

lone light coffee logo design
Logo design by Project 4 for wesknopp.
book store coffee shop logo
Logo design by KVA.
leaf coffee logo design
Logo design by Project 4 for avital.777.
old silo coffee logo design
Logo design by Project 4 for raquelcummins.
airship coffee logo
Product packaging by Martis Lupus.
coffee warehouse logo design
Logo design by Agi Amri for RockyTop.
Farmhouse coffee house logo design
Logo design by Project 4 for dlabruna.
craft brewery logo design
Logo design by leka m for mike7p.
old school coffee pot logo design
Logo design by Project 4 for AsmaSuwaidi.
Pilgrims Coffee logo design
Logo design by Dusan Klepic.
Circle Cream coffee club logo design
Logo design by GOOSEBUMPS for jnorton88.
Bittersweet coffee logo design
Logo design by Tee™ for wenzhuofan.
Matchstick coffee logo design
Logo design by Ani Lokin.
Porter coffee shop logo design
Logo and hosted website design by SpoonLancer.

Caffeinated coffee logos!

Some people like the taste of coffee. Some people like to cover up the flavor with sugar, milk, whipped cream, and all kinds of crazy concoctions. (The drinks I prefer tend to be more like coffee-flavored milk shakes than actual coffee drinks.)

But when it comes down to it, Coffee is meant to give you energy. Your logo should have energy, too! So much energy!

cold-brew cannabis infused coffee logo design
Product label design by Martis Lupus.
sketchy minimal cafe logo design
Logo design by RotRed.
yellow Citron coffee logo design
Logo design by Arthean.
Gathering grounds coffee logo design
Brand design by ludibes.
Haywire coffee logo design
Logo design by GT Designs. for Ribgregory1.
Yay coffee logo design
Logo design by :: scott ::.
Django coffee logo design
Logo design by Sava Stoic for django.taylor.
Golden lemur coffee logo design
Logo design by Gabriela Gaug.

Quirky café logos

Artists, musicians, writers and performers of all stripes congregate in cafés all around the world. Even people who don’t do those things like to pretend they’re creative when they’re in coffee shops. Mirror that creativity with your own quirky, odd or just plain silly design.

Wicked coffee logo design
Logo design by HeART for Karynrae.
Mad penguin coffee house logo
Logo design by Sava Stoic for Mad-Mike.
modern vintage hipster tea and coffee design
Logo design by Neatlines for Casey8R.
dark edgy coffee house logo
Logo design by Mad pepper for rachel.r.chin.
King shake logo design
Logo design by HeART.
Lined llama coffee design
Logo design by ludibes.
le corbeau coffee design
Logo design by Sava Stoic for Afsmith11.
Left coast coffee design
Logo design by Naomi Theresia for Left Coast Roasting.

Don’t-talk-to-me-until-I’ve-had-my-coffee logos

Ever see those coffee mugs that say “don’t talk to me until I’ve had my coffee”? You don’t quite feel like a proper person until you’ve had your morning jolt.

Remind customers of how much happier they’ll be once they’ve had their coffee with a friendly, smiling, peppy face of a person or anthropomorphized animal in your logo.

Ruthys kitchen logo design
Logo design by Diggitigirl ♥.
mama bear cafe design
Logo design by LINART logostudio™ for mamabearplaycafe.
Neuro coffee logo design
Logo design by Dimitry99 for chrispP.
laughing monk cafe design
Logo design by Daria V.
cups and pups coffee logo design
Logo design by Linepeak™.
bread and coffee logo design
Logo and brand identity by Artvin.
slow coffee snail design
Logo design by cucuque design.

Take us on a journey with your coffee logo

As much as you might try, in most of the world it’s going to be pretty hard to grow a coffee plant in your backyard. That’s because the plants are native to the tropics. As such, much of the coffee we drink is sourced from countries in Africa, South America and the South Pacific.

Your coffee logo can remind people of the source of the beans through imagery and typography that evoke the country of origin. If your company is eco/socially conscious, a logo of this style is also a great way to communicate those brand values.

conflict coffee logo design
Logo design by muszaj for ConflictCoffee
Coffee farmer logo design
Logo design by OctoDesign.
Green gorilla logo design
Logo and brand identity pack design by cinj for jakobsson.johan.
Zawaya cafe logo design
Logo design by :: scott ::.
Trade winds coffee design
Logo design by chandra.k for dickinson_matt.
Kopi vintage logo design
Logo design by C1k for AstridJB.

What’s your coffee (logo) order?

No one flavor is better than another, but you gotta know what you (and your customers) will like. Are you a drive-through coffee shop who wants to give patron’s a quick jolt in the morning? Make sure your logo is highly caffeinated! Are you a roaster who specializes in fair trade beans from a specific village? Let your logo communicate your values.

Coffee may be a tough business, but it’s addictive (and worth the work). Make sure your branding grind is perfect with a delicious coffee logo.

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