While not the largest state in the Union, Maryland makes a significant effort to protect its consumers. Numerous state licenses aim to shield residents from unscrupulous or irregular business practices. Accordingly, entrepreneurs will find that in many cases, they need to obtain the state's blessing in order to operate their businesses.
In Maryland, coffee Shops or Coffeehouses primarily serve holt and cold beverages. Because they normally also sell snacks in conjunction they will need to go through the food licensing process.