Friday Update: The Journey Home Begins

Tracking from our Flexport hub. Machines are halfway home.

THEY’RE ON THEIR WAY! The very first container of Bonaverde Berlins left the factory last week, ready to meet the world. They’re already halfway through their journey, beginning a long sea journey from China to Baltimore. From there, we’ll distribute them to Bonaverde backers throughout the Americas. Don’t worry — we gave them plenty of dramamine for the trip and told the ship’s captain to watch out for icebergs. The machines are safe, sound, and looking forward to meeting our backers soon.

Hans and Simon talking about smart homes over fresh coffee

While we wait, we spent some time sharing the coffee of tomorrow with fellow future-minded folks. Hans spent an evening in London at an event hosted by Unruly, highlighting smart home products with their in-house Futurist Simon Gosling. Meanwhile, Kike and the gang in Berlin hosted a satellite event for this year’s Tech Open Air festival — including both freshly-roasted coffee and fresh-flavored coffee cocktails.

Ready for fun and flavor at our TOA event in Berlin

We also just launched our stretch goal on our Seedrs campaign. Given the early enthusiasm and continued interest, we’ve been keeping our campaign open for further investors. Inspired by your passion, we’ve set a new investment goal that will further power our work to build infrastructure on all ends of our crop-to-cup ecosystem. Visit the campaign to learn more about our stretch goal, just-launched fractional share investment options, and new perks for investors.

Thank you to all of you helping us build this new world of coffee. We look forward to working with Coffee Changers — old and new- as we keep changing coffee together.