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?