This is a really tough question to answer without more information. There could be a lot of factors depending on the medium you are selling in (ie. online? from a truck? in a brick and mortar?) what states and localities you are selling in, etc. There could be a number of applicable laws and regulations. Selling out of country is a particularly tough question--depending on the country, where you get the coffee, etc.
Your best bet is to work with an attorney familiar with the law in the jurisdictions you are hoping to sell in. For example, if you were going to have over a certain number of sales in many states--you may need some sort of business license in that state. The maker of the coffee may also matter--you say wholesale, so it sounds like this is a reputable coffee maker; but I could imagine if you bought the coffee from the wrong places, you would run in to a host of other issues both federal and state-specific.
First, every startup is shocked at the number of government agencies which license and tax. If on your own start calling the FDA, Municipality, County, State and ask what is required to sell a product which will be consumed - You'll soon get a list and will then grasp the size and cost of the burden. If with help then contact business attorneys with questions of who has dealt with "food" type sales.
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Licenses and health department regulations vary from state to state. Every state in which you conduct business needs to be considered as well as the specific nature and execution of your business. Before investing a lot of money and time, you would be wise to consult a business lawyer in your area. You can locate them on the AVVO Find a Lawyer function at the top of this page.
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