I’m in San Francisco for the PCBC 2014, a conference that focuses on the “Art, Science + Business of Housing.” A casual search revealed that there was a Blue Bottle Coffee nearby. Good coffee is hard to come by, sometimes. Right now, I'm sitting at the Mint Plaza location of Blue Bottle Coffee finishing off … Continue reading I’d walk a mile to have a Blue Bottle coffee (or more)
Last week I was in San Francisco to attend the 2014 PCBC event for home builders. While walking to the Moscone Center from Blue Bottle Coffee, I saw that the line was wrapped around Moscone and was worried I would be waiting hours to get in. Turns out, the line was actually for the Google … Continue reading “Google+ is no ghost town. It is more of a social referral graveyard.”
A couple weeks ago, I wrote about Blue Bottle Coffee’s venture capital funding and plans for growth. As I mentioned, it will certainly be interesting to see how such a niche brick-and-mortar business leverages venture funding to achieve solid growth without compromising either the quality of the product or the service. Looks like we get … Continue reading Update: Mergers and Acquisitions in the world of awesome specialty coffee
That’s the kind of Return On Investment I’m talking about! Slate’s Will Oremus: The question investors are asking now is: Can coffee’s “third wave” produce a Starbucks of its own? A group of big-name Bay Area techies—including Kevin Systrom of Instagram, Twitter co-founder Ev Williams, Flickr co-founder Caterina Fake, and venture capital firms like Google … Continue reading Coffee is the next big thing for Venture Capital? Count me in!
Regular readers of AECforensics.com know that I am a huge fan of what the awesome folks at Blue Bottle Coffee Company are doing to promote better coffee. I was really spoiled back in June, during PCBC, when I had a chance to visit the Mint Plaza location to enjoy freshly brewed coffee on site. Once … Continue reading The future of iced coffee may be coming to a grocery store near you… in a carton?