West Coast Start-Up Solves Single Serve Coffee Crisis + Delivers Amazing Flavor FAST!

Stay Alert Coffee Lovers!
Something BIG Is Brewing in Single-Serve Coffee Category!!

Award-Winning Steeped Coffee Has Full Immersion Brew.
No Machines, No Waste, and Guilt-Free Packaging!

 Step aside, coffee pods. Take a rest, instant coffee. There’s finally a single-serve option available in the world of high-end coffee, and it’s a game-changer.

Santa Cruz-based startup Steeped, Inc., one of the most promising and innovative companies in the industry, has launched its revolutionary Steeped Coffee brewing method to serious coffee drinkers across the nation.

 Disclosure: 
I was provided some samples of these coffees to test drive. I have been using single pod brewing for a long time and the samples made it easy to compare the ease of brewing as well as the flavor.  It doesn’t affect my review  other than I can tell you the flavor is a much better  and smoother than pod coffee.  Without samples, I wouldn’t be able to tell you that.

 

Brewed similar to tea, Steeped Coffee’s nitro-sealed Steeped Bags, along with their guilt-free packaging made using renewable and compostable materials, achieve the unthinkable: freshly ground specialty coffee in a single-serving. That’s why it earned the “Best New Product” award for their innovative packaging at the recent Specialty Coffee Expo. And, it’s barista-approved!

Steeped Coffee launched when serial entrepreneur and coffee-lover Josh Wilbur decided to combine the convenience of a single-serving brew method with the premium quality of ethically sourced coffee. Wilbur wanted to redeem the environmental dilemma created by wasteful coffee pods. Happy to do the math, Wilbur points out

–that over 10 billion unrecyclable pods accumulate in landfills each year – enough to wrap around the earth more than 110 times if placed side-by-side.
–each type of pod depends on expensive and often moldy brewing machines, which are also unrecyclable.

It took Wilbur seven years to innovate the proprietary Steeped Coffee system that delivers fresh roasted, pre-portioned, precision ground, micro-batched coffee in customized Full Immersion Filters.

“Premium coffee roasters have shied away from offering their specialty beans in single-serve packaging because it’s been nearly impossible to keep ground coffee fresh, which quickly ruins the taste,” said Wilbur. “With our Nitro-Sealed bags, oxygen is replaced with nitrogen, so the coffee stays fresh as if it was ground moments ago.”

 

Simply steep each Steeped Bag in hot water for about five minutes to allow the coffee to develop its distinctive body and flavor. There is no machine, no noise, no cleanup, no destructive waste.

“Steeped Packs are the easiest way to make a delicious cup of coffee,” Wilbur Says. “You shouldn’t need to perform chemistry before you’ve made your coffee.”

As for flavor? Even the most discerning coffee connoisseurs in the industry are singing the praises of Steeped Coffee. Barista Magazine is a believer: “Like a tea bag—but for coffee? This new product from Steeped Coffee might just be one of our fave new ways to brew coffee on the road.”

“Finding Steeped has changed my coffee drinking life,” raved one reviewer on Producthunt.com. “It’s my favorite new brewing method and I can’t believe more people haven’t heard of this yet. It is going to be huge.”

Entrepreneur’s Handbook concurs: “You’re likely going to see the Steeped Coffee methodology in hospitals, offices, hotels — places where single-serve coffee reigns — and perhaps on your next flight.

Features of Steeped Coffee include:

100% Specialty Coffee: quality coffee ethically sourced directly from farmers
Nitro Sealed: removes oxygen, stopping the clock on freshly ground beans
Ultrasonic Edges: no glue, staples, or wasted materials for max steeping
Full Immersion Filter: non-GMO filters that regulate ideal water-in and maximum flavor-out
Guilt-Free Packaging: made using plant-based renewable and compostable materials
Micro-Batching: roasted locally in small batches
Precision Ground: consistent water-cooled grinding to the micron
Pre-Portioned: consistent SCA recommended water-to-coffee ratios
Just Add Water: single-serve convenience with no machines required
Barista Approved: tested by multiple independent specialty coffee Q-graders for freshness, quality, and taste

 

Steeped Coffee offers several roasts:

SUNRISE BLEND LIGHT ROAST– WINERY · COCOA · LEMON-LIME

The perfect way to start your day right, Sunrise Blend beautifully balances the subtle complexity of cocoa with hints of fruit peeking through. This washed coffee from the Huila region of Columbia is a mix of Castillo and Caturra varieties, pulling together these delicate layers of dark and light.

ORIGIN: Colombia
REGION: Huila
FARM: Various
VARIETY: Caturra, Castillo
ELEVATION: 1,100-1,900 meters
PROCESS: Washed

 

CALIFORNIA BLEND MEDIUM ROAST —BALANCED · INVITING · SWEET

Classically inspired, the California Blend is sweet, attractive, and offers the promise of an enjoyable experience. Always welcoming, the balanced acidity and chocolaty body are complemented with aromas of dessert-like sweetness and toasted coconut year around.

ORIGIN: Colombia
REGION: Cauca
FARM: Various
VARIETY: Caturra, Castillo, Colombia
ELEVATION: 1,700-2,000 meters
PROCESS: Wet-Process

With so many coffee gadgets, machines, and accessories flooding the market these days, this simple, unplugged Steeped Coffee brewing method might be just what you’re looking for to take your moment, while at home, at work, or on-the-go.

 

ODYSSEY DARK ROAST– S’MORES · DARK CHOCOLATE · CARAMELIZED

Characterized by its deep structure and full body, the Odyssey Blend yields a dark chocolate flavor and caramelized sweetness for the most inviting of journeys. This dessert-like extended-roast uses high-grown, high-density Latin American specialty coffee to achieve its smooth and consistent profile that is both forgiving and well rounded.

ORIGIN: Colombia
REGION: Cauca
FARM: Various
VARIETY: Castillo, Caturra, Colombia
ELEVATION: 1,700-2,000 meters
PROCESS: Wet-Process

 

DRIFTWOOD BLEND FRENCH ROAST — FUDGE · MOLASSES · FULL-BODIED

Smooth and steady, the French roast Driftwood Blend uses caramelization to bring together creamy dark chocolate and dark sugary sweetness for the most delicious of treasures. This high-grown specialty coffee achieves a balance and consistency year around.

ORIGIN: Colombia
REGION: Cauca
FARM: Various
VARIETY: Castillo, Caturra, Colombia
ELEVATION: 1,700-2,000 meters
PROCESS: Wet-Process

 

EVENTIDE DECAF SWISS WATER PROCESSED–BLACKBERRY · MOLASSES · GRAHAM CRACKER

If you want to have all the flavor without the caffeine, Eventide Decaf has never tasted so good. 100% water processed with no chemicals, this single origin decaf has balanced low-toned flavors with just a hint of fruitiness to tie the whole experience together. And besides being delicious on its own, adding cream and sugar only accentuates the molasseses-like characteristics.

ORIGIN: Ethiopia
REGION: Sidamo
FARM: Various
VARIETY: Hierloom
ELEVATION: 1,700-1,900 meters
PROCESS: Water Processed

About Steeped Coffee

Steeped, Inc., based in Santa Cruz, California, is a B-Corp (Benefit Corporation) focused on every detail from farm-to-cup and beyond, to bring people the most convenient, quality, ethically sourced, and sustainably packaged products available. Steeped Coffee provides a single-serve method that combines convenience and quality all within Guilt-Free Packaging. The proprietary Steeped Brewing Method delivers 100% freshly roasted, precision ground, and nitro sealed specialty coffee pre-portioned within Steeped Full Immersion Filters. Steeped Coffee is the simplest way to make a perfect cup of coffee, with no machine needed, just add water. Steeped, Inc. offers its brewing method to Licensed Partners around the globe.
For more information, visit http://www.steepedcoffee.com.

 

 Disclosure: 
I was provided some samples of these coffees to test drive. I have been using single pod brewing for a long time and the samples made it easy to compare the ease of brewing as well as the flavor.  It doesn’t affect my review  other than I can tell you the flavor is a much better  and smoother than pod coffee.  Without samples, I wouldn’t be able to tell you that.

 

My Experience with Steeped Coffee!

Steeped Coffee is exquisite coffee. I haven’t tried such a great cup of coffee in a  long time.  The brew is fast (or long) as you want. It really provides a great experience and mouth-feel. This is a coffee I am HAPPY to buy!

 

Stevie Wilson,
LA-Story.com

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