Understanding Jot’s Concentrated “Ultra Coffee”

A scoop-sized serving of 20x strength coffee yields endless options and far less waste

Unlike cold brew, which is generally made at double- or triple-strength from soaking coarse coffee grounds in cold water for upwards of 24 hours, Jot‘s newly launched concentrate—which they refer to as “Ultra Coffee“—is brewed quickly and bottled at 20 times the strength. It can be turned into a delectable iced drink or a fine cup of hot coffee simply by following the preparation instructions: …

Yes Plz’s Coffee and Print Magazine Subscription Service

A double-delivery that encapsulates zine culture of the '90s

LA-based Yes Plz, a coffee start-up, channels early morning energy into their subscription model: delivering a bag of freshly roasted coffee beans and a print zine every week (or two weeks, or month, depending on your subscription frequency). The inclusion of a publication was crucial to co-founder Tony “Tonx” Konecny’s vision. With a professional background in coffee, Konecny’s passion for print media stems from an …

Coffee Manufactory’s Transparent and Fair Business Model

Seeking the perfect supply chain starts with promoting small farms

The total contribution of the coffee industry to the US economy is around $225 billion per year—a statistic that stems from a 2015 tallying. Worldwide, the effects of its popularity permeate even the most remote locales. Unfortunately, however, many hubs for coffee bean production are systematically cut out of the earnings. Others act as middlemen in a lengthy supply chain and their employees are oftentimes …