I’d walk a mile to have a Blue Bottle coffee (or more)

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)

“Google+ is no ghost town. It is more of a social referral graveyard.”

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.”

Update: Mergers and Acquisitions in the world of awesome specialty coffee

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

Coffee is the next big thing for Venture Capital? Count me in!

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!

The future of iced coffee may be coming to a grocery store near you… in a carton?

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?