Coffee

Don’t just stir; Stircle

Although I do my best to minimize the trash produced by my lifestyle (blog posts notwithstanding), one I can't really control, at least without carrying a spoon on my person at all times, is the neces

The Rite Press takes low-tech coffee making to high-tech highs

If coffee be the food of innovation, pour on. Give me excess of it that, surfeiting, the appetite may sicken, and so die. And if you wish to pour me coffee, do so from the Rite Press, a clever hack on

The food revolution may have just needed a cup of Blue Bottle

Each massive exit in the tech ecosystem usually follows the same cycle: an upstart becomes a huge business, it goes public or sells for a huge sum of money, many of the best people that built it take

This coffee butter-chugging startup just pulled in $19 million more in funding

Dave Asprey, the man famous for encouraging Silicon Valley execs to put butter in his special blend of coffee, has raised another $19 million to keep on doing just that. His company and lifestyle bran

Some Starbucks are suffering from a payment outage and giving out free coffee

This morning the TechCrunch staff woke up at our Disrupt NY hotel to find out that the Starbucks in the lobby couldn't accept any payments -- meaning they couldn't give us coffee. A quick Twitter chec

Bext360 is using robots and the blockchain to pay coffee farmers fairly

Coffee is the world’s second-most-traded commodity, after petroleum. Some 125 million people make a living growing coffee. Most are smallholders, or small-scale farmers whose families live on less t

Sudden Coffee aims to stir up instant brewing with third-wave tech

The world of coffee is one often torn between the old and the new, traditional brewing techniques and the latest, coolest method. But if there's one area pretty much anyone would agree improvements co

Crunch Report | Tech Execs Are Matching Donations to ACLU

Tech execs are matching donations to the ACLU, Starbucks unveils a virtual assistant, Dropbox touts a $1 billion revenue run rate, robots are making coffee and Fitbit cuts six percent of its workforce

Cafe X opens in San Francisco, bringing robots to the coffee shop

The world’s first coffee shop opened in Constantinople in 1555. Four hundred and some years later, Cafe X is putting a twist on that old barista model. Opening in San Francisco today, the star

Match’s pop-up coffee shop will 3D print your date’s face on a drink

In what is clearly a (very cool) publicity stunt, Match is opening a pop-up coffee shop where it will 3D print the face of single users on the foam of your latte. Specifically, you’ll be able t

Crunch Report | Facebook’s Fake News Problem

Facebook has a fake news problem, Snapchat's Spectacles hype train continues into Tulsa, Oklahoma, Apple releases a coffee table book, Microsoft partners with OpenAI and we have our friend Justin Kan

Wheelys raises $350K from the crowd to bring coffee-bikes to the world

Wheelys Café just raised a large chunk of equity funding on Swedish crowdfunding platform FundedByMe to expand to more countries and pour gas on its already explosive growth around the world. The you

Amazon will reportedly soon sell its own private-label groceries

Amazon will soon roll out its own private-label brands of common household items like coffee, diapers, and other perishable groceries, according to a report from The Wall Street Journal. The offer

Spinn’s unique coffee brewer brings ‘third wave’ roasters to your countertop

There's no shortage of ways to get a satisfactory caffeine fix these days, and some of them are mighty high-tech. Spinn Coffee's new machine, demonstrated on stage at Disrupt NY today, claims one of t

The Freedom Clip Breaks Coffee Pod DRM Because Java Wants To Be Free, Man

The latest Keurig K-Cup machines have a dirty secret: built into the little ground coffee pods that so many know and love is a nefarious form of DRM. A special ink found only on real cups (and damaged

Now On Kickstarter, Arist Is A Barista In A Machine

<a target="_blank" href="http://www.aristcafe.com/">Arist</a> wants to turn your kitchen into a cafe by brewing almost any coffee drink. Arist grinds beans and pour shots at the right time, and its sm

Encrypted To The Last Drop

Everything is for sale in the dark web marketplaces. Anonymous buyers can procure everything from prescription painkillers to exotic designer drugs. You can hire sex workers and buy weapons in the sam

India’s TeaBox Raises Seed Funding From Accel To Build An Online Starbucks For Disrupting Global Tea Market

In a world rediscovering its old tea drinking habits, finding a freshly-brewed cup of the hot beverage is still very tough, especially if you are a tea aficionado based in the U.S. or Europe. For the

In Which We Make Coffee With The Founders Of Bonaverde, A Machine That Roasts, Grinds, And Brews

Last we heard from the founders of <a target="_blank" href="http://bonaverde.com/">Bonaverde</a>, they had <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2013/11/12/help-make-a-tabletop-coffee-brewer-grinder-an

Philz Coffee Raises Eight-Figure Round From Summit, Angels, As Specialty Coffee Market Heats Up

I've found that when people visit San Francisco, it's not unusual to hear them ask something like: "No seriously, is there a coffee shop on every block in this city?" Yes, San Francisco likes coffee.
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