7 Recently Launched Coffee Startups that you should know about

Are coffee startups the next trending niche in food startups? With a $48 Billion Dollar retail market, the competition will be fierce. 

1. Clowder

Clowder wants to be the Uber of coffee delivery, and fresh out of 500 startups, they are the talk of the town. Based out of NYC, Clowder offers coffee delivery starting at $3.25, with absolutely no tips or fees, in fifteen minutes. 

Founders Christine Miao and Matt Casey see vast inefficiencies such as long lines and wait times in the traditional coffee shop model and founded their company to disrupt these norms. 

Clowder Demo Day at 500 Startups Source

2. Crema 

Boulder-based Crema is trying to be the Netflix for single-brewer coffee subscription. Among their innovations is the "brewlist", a queue of desired coffees sourced directly from coffee farmers, no corporate middlemen.

They have traction too, having raised over 25k on Kickstarter earlier this year.  

Crema wants to offer a personalized coffee subscription service Source

3. Aromapass

London based Aromapass offers 3 plans to customers, who can choose from 1 of 3 curated coffee blends per month for direct shipping. 

The blends go through an extensive blind-taste testing process before being selected by the Aromapass team. Additionally, the product is shrink-wrapped to fit inside mailboxes and can be delivered with regular mail. 

Food Tech Startup Aromapass offers highly curated coffee subscription

Italian-founded and London-based Aromapass offers highly curated coffee subscriptions Source

4. Chameleon Cold Brew

The Austin-based company focuses on cold brewed coffee, a niche trend within the exploding coffee industry. 

They have raised $5 million in venture capital and have secured deals with major American store chains like Target.

A behind the scenes look at Chameleon's cold brew process Source

5. Bizzy Coffee

Minneapolis based Bizzy Coffee is yet another cold-brewed coffee startup company. A graduate of the Food-X incubator in NYC, Bizzy offers organic cold-brewed coffee with 150 mg of caffeine per serving. 

The founding team came up with the idea in 2012 after wasting too much time constantly brewing traditional coffee to fuel their hectic corporate work schedules. 

Bizzy has garnered mainly regional attention, but could soon breakout Source

6. Drip App

London based Drip App is taking a new approach to making the coffee purchase process efficient for customers. As opposed to delivering coffee, Drip coordinates pre-payment on their app, allowing an expedited coffee purchasing experience at their partner locations. 

Drip is available at nearly one hundred locations in London and expanding. The app is available on both The app store and google play. 

London based Drip offers a pre-paid coffee service

Drip employs a pre-paid business model. Source

7. Spinn Coffee

There are enough K-Cups thrown away each year to stretch around the world 23 times. Spinn Coffee has developed a coffee machine that does not need any wasteful inputs like filters or cups, only coffee. 

Using new coffee machine technology that utilizes centrifugal force, the Spinn machine spits out coffee and nothing else. Where is this paradigm shifting food-tech startup based? San Francisco. Ever heard of it?

Spinn Coffee's technology allows wasteless coffee production to be scalable. Source

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