[Homeroast] In case you missed it

Paul Leung paulgleung at yahoo.com
Thu Oct 18 11:24:33 CDT 2012


I heard a rumor that Tom will be starring in his own coffee adventurer reality show, "Mogiana Kones and the Temple of Bloom"

Paul 

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>   1. In case you missed it (Phil Palmintere)
>   2. Re: In case you missed it (kevin creason)
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> Date: Wed, 17 Oct 2012 08:11:31 -0700
> From: "Phil Palmintere" <phil.palmintere at gmail.com>
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> Subject: [Homeroast] In case you missed it
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> There is an article in the Wall St Journal that might be of interest to list
> members.
> 
> 
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> http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10000872396390443675404578060722851040736.ht
> ml
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> 
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> " SAN FRANCISCO-There is a frothy new deal in Silicon Valley, and it gives a
> taste of where some investors are pouring money these days.
> 
> 
> 
> A group of well-known technology investors has bought a $20 million
> controlling stake in Blue Bottle Coffee, a specialty coffee retailer that is
> gaining fame among the Bay Area's hipsters. Among the group: Tony Conrad, a
> partner at True Ventures, Google Ventures, Twitter Inc. co-founder Evan
> Williams, and Kevin Rose, the founder of the Digg website.
> 
> 
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> "It's the Apple of coffee," says Mr. Conrad, who will be the company's
> largest investor, through his firm.
> 
> 
> 
> Blue Bottle, based in Oakland, Calif., is a tiny chain with locations in San
> Francisco and Manhattan. It is part of what coffee aficionados call the
> "third wave" of coffee, defined by premium micro-roasters like Stumptown
> Coffee Roasters.
> 
> 
> 
> These boutique labels have drawn plenty of investor dollars. Private-equity
> firm TSG Consumer Partners, a former backer of Vitamin Water, bought a large
> stake in Stumptown last year. Jack Dorsey, Twitter's other founder, recently
> made an investment in Sightglass Coffee, a San Francisco-based coffee brand.
> 
> 
> 
> The new Blue Bottle investment, which values the company at less than $30
> million, also comes as other tech investors-having changed the world with
> the social-networking revolution-are eagerly embracing food through a string
> of investments and new start-ups."
> 
> 
> 
> It goes on from there.
> 
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> Message: 2
> Date: Wed, 17 Oct 2012 10:36:39 -0500
> From: kevin creason <ckevinj at gmail.com>
> To: "A list to discuss home coffee roasting. There are rules for this
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> Subject: Re: [Homeroast] In case you missed it
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> That's better news than the un-reality show "Dangerous Grounds" where a
> coffee purchaser from Philly has himself and a film crew in danger 24/7 for
> our entertainment. He HAS to use a make shift zipline? oh sure, let me sell
> you my spent grounds, you just have to put them in your gas tank and you
> will get 300 mpg...
> 
> If you really want to read about the trash tv (it does make you
> more grateful for Tom and the SM crew):
> http://eater.com/archives/2012/08/21/travel-channel-announces-dangerous-grounds-a-new-coffee-reality-series.php
> 
> 
> -Kevin
> /*? I am looking for a lot of men who have an infinite capacity to not know
> what can't be done. ? -- Henry Ford  */
> 
> 
> 
> On Wed, Oct 17, 2012 at 10:11 AM, Phil Palmintere <phil.palmintere at gmail.com
>> wrote:
> 
>> There is an article in the Wall St Journal that might be of interest to
>> list
>> members.
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10000872396390443675404578060722851040736.ht
>> ml
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> " SAN FRANCISCO-There is a frothy new deal in Silicon Valley, and it gives
>> a
>> taste of where some investors are pouring money these days.
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> A group of well-known technology investors has bought a $20 million
>> controlling stake in Blue Bottle Coffee, a specialty coffee retailer that
>> is
>> gaining fame among the Bay Area's hipsters. Among the group: Tony Conrad, a
>> partner at True Ventures, Google Ventures, Twitter Inc. co-founder Evan
>> Williams, and Kevin Rose, the founder of the Digg website.
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> "It's the Apple of coffee," says Mr. Conrad, who will be the company's
>> largest investor, through his firm.
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> Blue Bottle, based in Oakland, Calif., is a tiny chain with locations in
>> San
>> Francisco and Manhattan. It is part of what coffee aficionados call the
>> "third wave" of coffee, defined by premium micro-roasters like Stumptown
>> Coffee Roasters.
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> These boutique labels have drawn plenty of investor dollars. Private-equity
>> firm TSG Consumer Partners, a former backer of Vitamin Water, bought a
>> large
>> stake in Stumptown last year. Jack Dorsey, Twitter's other founder,
>> recently
>> made an investment in Sightglass Coffee, a San Francisco-based coffee
>> brand.
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> The new Blue Bottle investment, which values the company at less than $30
>> million, also comes as other tech investors-having changed the world with
>> the social-networking revolution-are eagerly embracing food through a
>> string
>> of investments and new start-ups."
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> It goes on from there.
>> 
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