Something Brewing

Blue Bottle Coffee last week expanded its at-home delivery service, the next step in an ambitious growth plan. Heralded as "the Apple of coffee" (to Starbucks’ Microsoft), the hip brand was founded in 2002, operating out of a converted potting shed in Oakland, Calif., and selling at local farmer’s markets. As it evolved from traveling carts and kiosks to cafés, the company set its sights on New York. It currently operates six stores in the San Francisco Bay Area, two in Los Angeles and six in Brooklyn and Manhattan, with more on the way, including one in Tokyo. And now caffeine connoisseurs can enjoy Blue Bottle’s roasts just about anywhere, thanks to the beefed-up Blue Bottle at Home, a subscription delivery service that ships bags of whole beans nationwide. The packages of single-origin coffee are available in four sizes, with various shipping frequencies. Subscriptions range from $11 to $38 per shipment and are said to be delivered just 24 hours after roasting. For more information, check out Blue Bottle’s site. —Michael Dukas

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