Leave it to Texas to Create the First Gun-Centric Coffee Shop

Houston Guns Coffee Shop

The image of coffee in America has gone through a lot of evolving over the years. When the country was founded, coffee was a symbol of trade around the British Empire, then came the years of the cowboys on the trail drinking water mixed with mud and calling it coffee. After that we had the businessman getting their morning cup on the way to the office and now we have the image of the indie coffee shop with the tattooed baristas and more add-ons than an assault rifle in Call of Duty.

However, a planned shop for the Woodlands area just North of Houston has an entirely new idea for coffee that they are hoping will catch on around the nation. The idea that coffee is best served when it packs a little extra heat.

Operator Coffee Inc. is looking to bring about a new haven for gun fanatics who also need their daily dose of caffeine in the North Houston suburb. The coffee shop will allow and encourage customers to wear their guns inside the store and will be looking to hire baristas who are licensed to carry firearms to be there and be armed while on the clock.

On top of just being a pro-gun coffee shop, Operator Coffee Inc. is also looking to start up a group they have dubbed “The Operators Club” which will serve as a meetup group for veterans, law enforcement, and pro-gun citizens to talk politics, guns, and will even be looking to schedule range trips for the customers.

The shop announced its plans to open in 2018 via their Instagram page and has been posting little beauties such as the following for several days now…


It’s definitely interesting to see a business take on an industry that is so out of their wheelhouse politically. And for many, it comes as a welcome relief when considering all of the businesses that prohibit guns to have a place to go where they can both be allowed to carry and be welcomed with open arms for doing so.

What do you think of the operation that Operator Coffee is looking to put together? Is this going to be on your Houston bucket list when you take a visit? Let us know in the comments below.


  1. Chip Burnette on June 2, 2018 at 3:11 pm

    I’ll stop in when I’m in the area…

  2. Jose Louis Rodriguez Sr on June 2, 2018 at 3:27 pm

    Sounds great. It definitely be on my bucket list for when I visit Houston. When will you post the address?

  3. Sam on June 2, 2018 at 8:54 pm

    Its about time

  4. W Casteel on June 2, 2018 at 11:43 pm

    Hell yeah, I like coffee !

  5. Don C Phillips Ltc USA Ret on June 3, 2018 at 12:51 am

    Great idea, I hope it works out for them. Then I hope the idea spreads all over Texas. Listening to gun control liberals constantly degrading NRA members who carry weapons all the time gets old. It will nice to have a place to go where all the patrons are like minded and can talk openly about gun safety and not gun control.

  6. Noah Ellison on June 3, 2018 at 7:04 am

    Can’t wait to show my support ????

  7. George Christie on June 3, 2018 at 10:31 am

    Great idea! I will check it out for sure…maybe they will franchise and become the after match, range outing or just hangout for firearm enthusiasts to share ideas and socialize!

  8. Ben on June 5, 2018 at 10:12 am

    This is an outstanding idea! I will get there this eeek

  9. Lori Greco on June 8, 2018 at 12:03 pm

    Hey there Operator,
    Have you been to the coffee shop outside Ft Campbell that has the training room in the back for SGTs Time training each week? Great place to team-build and socialize..
    We should have a coffee shop like that near Ft Hood. (we may and I don’t know it)
    I am from Conroe and will visit your shop when I go see mom.

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