Blue Bottle Coffee
Oakland, CA; Brooklyn, NY founded in 2002
In the early 2000s, in Oakland, California, a slightly disaffected freelance musician and coffee lunatic, weary of the commercial coffee enterprise and stale, overly roasted beans, decided to open a roaster for people who were clamoring for the actual taste of fresh coffee. Using a minuscule six-pound batch roaster, he made a historic vow: “I will only sell coffee less than 48 hours out of the roaster to my guests, so they may enjoy coffee at peak flavor. I will only use the finest, most delicious, and responsibly sourced beans.” Named in honor of Europe's first coffee house in Vienna - The Blue Bottle - founder James Freeman began another chapter in the history of superlative coffee. Now, nearly two decades later, and thanks to the enthusiastic support of many loyal guests, Blue Bottle Coffee has grown to a network of cafes across the U.S., Japan, and Korea. They are still united by the simple purpose of getting great coffee to everyone who asks for it, but have become even more specific about freshness and peak flavor. Joyride is proud to offer Blue Bottle to offices like no other company can, and the way it was intended from the beginning - at the peak of freshness.