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The game’s new update offers a more realistic look at how the drinks and food are priced in game

August 4, 2022

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The coffee shop management game Coffee Shop Tycoon, developed by Riff Studios, is receiving today a new content patch in the so-called Economy Update. This update features new mechanics that allow everyone to modify the food and beverages pricing, and observe how these prices affect the customers' perception of each coffee shop. Players can take a further look at the update in this link and get their hands on Coffee Shop Tycoon's Early Access on Steam for $7.99 / €6,59.

The economy update will let players fix average prices for their food and beverages that will follow the supply and demand laws. But the game will also let them raise or lower prices. Its performance will be tied to the quality of the items sold, so they should be priced accordingly. The better coffees players are able to roast, the most they will be able to charge customers... always within a reasonable range!


  • Each coffee will have a unique price depending on what customers expect to pay for it, and it will be similar to what you'd pay in Starbucks-styled coffee shops. Say goodbye to the $1,000 cup! 

  • Food and coffee prices will be set in different ranges: $5-$15 for coffee, and $5-$25 for food.

  • The ideal price won't be the same for all the coffee shops you manage.

  • Clients will expect expensive products from the best reputated places. Those who frequent a Diamond Bean coffee shop will be willing to pay more than those who usually visit a Bronze Bean cafe.

  • The performance of each beverage will be tied to the quality of the beans and the roasting feature. The better coffee players are able to produce, the higher the prices could be set!

  • The update also comes with several long-expected bug fixes demanded by the community. Here you can read here the full list.

Take control of your own coffee shop business in this management game where customization and planning are as important as having fun. Control every detail to make it the most popular chain in the world: roast your own beans and create your recipes, hire and train your staff, manage your economy and marketing, and destroy your competition to become the ultimate legal coffee monopoly. Will you thrive and become the most popular coffee shop in town, or die trying? Everything lies in your hands.


  • Brew your coffee and create your own drinks. Choose from over 1,000 real green coffee beans from all over the world… and roast your own coffee, deciding roasting profiles to create unique flavours

  • Hire and train your staff, and unlock specialisations for your employees, design marketing campaigns to promote your business and research and add services to your store (Wifi, rewards, and more)

  • Place your shops in unique locations with different styles. Buy furniture and decoration for your coffee shop. Paint your walls and customise your floors.

  • Build a reputation with specialty drinks and exquisite food. Prepare special drinks for seasonal events to boost your reputation and increase your income

  • Manage your business from your headquarters, from a single store to a powerful franchise and build an empire: buy and sell stocks from other companies and become the ultimate coffee monopoly in the world

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Riff Studios is a Seattle-based studio with roots in Mexico. Officially founded by Hector Arriaga and Roberto Rodriguez in 2021. Our goal is to develop beautiful and engaging video games that speak out to the games we played while growing up. Coffee Shop Tycoon is our first game. It has been built with love by artists and engineers from Mexico and Canada, a game inspired by old-school tycoons and the fascinating world of coffee.

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