Oakland, California-based Blue Bottle Coffee is a few months away from opening two shops in Miami-Dade County, one inside the Aventura Mall's renovated dining wing and another in the Design District (3800 NE First Ave.).
Soon after hipster coffee brand Blue Bottle Coffee sold to Nestle, founder James Freeman gave this wonderfully candid interview where observes how the deal probably dragged on because lawyers get paid by the hour. When asked about the backlash on social, he rightly noted: “nobody grabs their telephone and opens up Twitter and types in
What Nestlé’s purchase of Blue Bottle really means What they’re saying is that it won’t change us,” a barista at one of Blue Bottle’s Manhattan locations said as he carefully poured hot water over a pile of coffee grounds. ReferringShow More Summary
Blue Bottle's fancy coffee shops have long been a favorite haunt of Silicon Valley's movers and shakers. So at some point, a who's who of prominent venture capitalists decided that since they were pouring money into everything else, they might as well fund their preferred baristas too. Show More Summary
Craft beer brands from Wicked Weed to Funky Buddha have been inundated with criticism and boycott threats over the last year following the news that they're being acquired by beer industry giants. Now, hip roastery and chain Blue Bottle...Show More Summary
Nestlé's most recent investment could provide the company a much-needed reputation boost. On Thursday, news broke that the $259 billion Swiss company had bought a majority stake in Blue Bottle Coffee, a hip chain and roastery that'sShow More Summary
The Bay Area may be imploding beyond recognition as housing prices skyrocket, regional train service BART becomes increasingly unreliable and unaffordable, and homeless encampments spill into city streets. But at least there is Blue Bottle to make it all better by giving some folks a place where they could stand in extraordinarily long lines while […]
Nestlé’s deal for a majority stake in Blue Bottle Coffee is in part an effort to reach coffee-loving millennials. Other food giants may be hunting similar targets.
Nestlé is dropping up to $500 million to take a majority stake in the hip coffee brand Blue Bottle Coffee. At first glance, the two companies have little in common: one is a hip coffee chain with roughly 50 locations, and the other is...Show More Summary
Finally, Bono caught a break. SEE ALSO: I am the empress of fall and if you drink hot coffee before the equinox you are dead to me The U2 frontman is one of several noteworthy investors who are going to pocket some nice change afterShow More Summary
Nestle already owns brands such as Nespresso, Nescafe and creamer brand Coffeemate. Blue Bottle Coffee will continue to function as its own entity.
Blue Bottle Coffee, the Oakland-based coffee roaster and retailer known for its high-end specialty coffee, is now part of Swiss food giant Nestle. Nestle and Blue Bottle announced the acquisition — a majority stake for Nestle — on their respective websites Thursday. Blue Bottle will continue to...
The cycle from homegrown, artisanal coffee bar on an alley to selling out to an international food conglomerate is complete. [ more › ]
The food giant now owns 68 percent of the Bay Area-based roaster Indie coffee brand Blue Bottle isn’t so indie anymore: Nestle is acquiring a majority stake in the Bay Area-based company. The world’s biggest food and beverage brand now...Show More Summary
Blue Bottle Coffee, one of Silicon Valley’s favorite coffee projects, is selling a majority stake to Nestlé in a big semi-acquisition this morning that’s no doubt going to validate a lot of interest in the potential of coffee markets. Nestlé...Show More Summary
Nestle is buying a majority stake in Blue Bottle Coffee, an Oakland-based coffee company valued at $700 million in the deal — and Silicon Valley is rejoicing. Why? Because since its inception in 2002, Blue Bottle Coffee had taken inShow More Summary
Nestle announced Thursday that it had acquired a majority stake in high-end coffee retailer Blue Bottle Coffee, long a favorite of the tech community. According to the Financial Times, Nestle will be paying up to $500 million for a 68% stake in the chain, which plans to have 55 locations by the end of the year. Show More Summary
Nestlé is dropping up to $500 million to take a majority stake in hip coffee brand Blue Bottle. The Swiss company is taking a 68% stake in Blue Bottle, the Financial Times reported Thursday. The deal values the 50-plus-location coffee...Show More Summary
The deal highlights the continued hot streak of artisanal coffee, whose rapid growth and fanatical customer base have continued to draw big business.
Six tips from James Freeman, coffee drinker extraordinaire and founder of Blue Bottle