Philz Coffee

Philz Coffee’s order-ahead app rolls out to all stores

Philz Coffee CEO Jacob Jaber is wildly enthusiastic when he explains that the company’s new order-ahead app is a revelation for the young coffee store going up against giants like Starbucks —

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

CrunchWeek: YikYak Vs. Spam, VCs Funding Coffee, Big Steps For Science Tech

Another week in tech has come and gone, bringing a fresh crop of stories for us to talk about on CrunchWeek, the show that brings a few TechCrunch writers together to talk about some of the most inter

Silicon Valley Favorite Philz Coffee Gulps Up $15 Million To Expand Nationwide

A lot of coffee shops would love to claim that they’re not *just* a coffee shop. But that can actually be said about Philz Coffee. Philz has become an institution of sorts in its native San Fran

Philz Coffee Drops Euclid Analytics Over Privacy Concerns

In the conflict between advocates of consumer privacy and those promoting the benefits of wide-reaching data collection, it's not often we hear about the former getting a win. Yet it appears that's ex

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.