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The FrankOne is a simple and portable coffee brewing gadget

The FrankOne is a simple and portable coffee brewing gadget The FrankOne coffee maker, fresh off a successful crowdfunding campaign, is now available for purchase, and I got a chance to test out one of the first run of these funky little gadgets. While it won’t replace my normal pourover or a […]

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Bellwether Coffee, ‘the fastest-growing company in coffee,’ raises $40M Series B

Bellwether Coffee, ‘the fastest-growing company in coffee,’ raises M Series B There’s an arms race in retail to produce better coffee, and one startup, Bellwether Coffee, thinks it has the solution for retailers to sell the very best beans. The business, headquartered in Berkeley, is today announcing a $40 million Series B […]

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China’s coffee upstart Luckin pushes into India and Middle East

China’s coffee upstart Luckin pushes into India and Middle East Luckin continues to expand at jaw-dropping speed as it announced plans to open shop overseas for the first time. On Monday, the Starbucks challenger from China said it has signed a memorandum of understanding to set up a joint venture with Americana […]

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Indonesia’s Kopi Kenangan raises a sweet $20M to expand its coffee business

Indonesia’s Kopi Kenangan raises a sweet M to expand its coffee business Kopi Kenangan, a startup that wants to make quality, fresh coffee affordable to Indonesian consumers, has raised $20 million as it begins to consider overseas expansion in Southeast Asia. The round comes courtesy of Sequoia India and Southeast Asia, via […]

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Bottomless has a solution for lazy coffee addicts

Bottomless has a solution for lazy coffee addicts If you’re like me, you let out a heavy sigh every month or so when you reach out and unexpectedly find an empty bag of coffee. Bottomless, one of the 200-plus startups in Y Combinator’s latest batch, has a solution for us caffeine addicts. […]

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Money is no object: China’s Luckin sets sights on rivaling Starbucks

Money is no object: China’s Luckin sets sights on rivaling Starbucks A one-year-old Chinese startup called Luckin is busy waging war against Starbucks as the new year unfolds. At an event on Thursday, Luckin announced that it aims to be the largest coffee chain in China by number of cups sold and […]

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Starbucks challenger Luckin snags $200M investment on $2.2B valuation

Starbucks challenger Luckin snags 0M investment on .2B valuation Luckin, a startup that vows to topple Starbucks’ dominance in China, announced on Wednesday that it’s lifted its valuation to $2.2 billion after raising $200 million in a series B funding round. That came only five months after the coffee upstart, which soft-launched […]

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This unique vacuum-extraction coffee maker is Colombia’s own

This unique vacuum-extraction coffee maker is Colombia’s own If you had a cup of delicious coffee this morning, there’s a good chance those beans came from Colombia, which has famously been growing and selling them for centuries. But the country hasn’t produced any coffee makers — until now, anyway. The FrankOne is […]

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Enveritas’ technology lets small growers tap into the market for sustainable coffee

Enveritas’ technology lets small growers tap into the market for sustainable coffee Demand for sustainable coffee is growing, a boon for socially conscious coffee lovers — but many small growers are missing out because they lack the ability to verify that their coffee beans are grown using fair labor and eco-friendly practices. […]

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The Automatica automates pour-over coffee in a charming and totally unnecessary way

The Automatica automates pour-over coffee in a charming and totally unnecessary way Most mornings, after sifting through the night’s mail haul and skimming the headlines, I make myself a cup of coffee. I use a simple pour-over cone and paper filters, and (in what is perhaps my most tedious Seattleite affectation), I […]

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