Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 7 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 7
  2. Negative: 5 out of 7
  1. 40
    Coffee Tycoon benefits from a subtle and entirely listenable jazz soundtrack but the interface sounds are a little too metallic and aggressive.
  2. There's little for you to do other than play with staffing percentages and earn some cash to purchase new styles of coffee. [Mar 2007, p.67]
  3. You do nothing else while playing but hit the start and end button, occasionally buy things for your store and manage employees.
  4. A complete disaster. There is virtually no entertainment value or any essence of layered simulation. Avoid at all costs!
  5. If Coffee Tycoon were a beverage, it would taste worse than cold coffee with a shot of urine in it. Try Lemonade Tycoon 2: New York Edition for a much more pleasant beverage-tycoon gaming experience.
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 5 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 2
  2. Negative: 1 out of 2
  1. MarkoM.
    Oct 1, 2007
    It coulda been a contender. What looks like a clever Flash game turns out to be a mindless click fest in the long run. If you like clicking the "Next" button hundreds and thousands of times, you'll love Coffee Tycoon. A number of features, such as customer preferences, are apparently not influenced by any of your actions. Occasionally, you can upgrade your shop, but otherwise it all depends upon how you set your ratio of baristas to managers to executives. Random events seem to have more influence in the game than your decisions. It's a shame. I wanted to like this game. Full Review »
  2. PatrickS.
    Sep 17, 2006
    It's like any other 'tycoon' game. Just basic running a coffee shop, upgrading it, and making money. Great if you're like me and like tycoon games. Full Review »