Crowdfunding Spotlight: Steeped Coffee: Specialty Coffee in a Single-Serve Bag
The easiest way to make a perfect cup of coffee anytime, anywhere in minutes. Convenience meets quality with single-serve Steeped Bags!
People love coffee. Coffee has become an important part of our lives, our routines, waking us up, and simply taking a relaxing moment to ourselves.
Steeped Coffee brings you the easiest way to make a great cup of coffee with our fully compostable single-serve bags. Steeped Packs replace the need for wasteful pods, expensive machines, and time-consuming homebrewing equipment. And for the first time, this new brewing method combines the quality and ethics of specialty coffee with the convenience of a single serving.
Whether you’re at home, at work, or on-the-go, Steeped Coffee now makes it possible to have the best quality cup of coffee anywhere, anytime. This direct trade specialty coffee, locally roasted in small batches, is precision ground, pre-measured in single servings, and comes in a special filter bag with a string and tag. Each portion is delivered in a fully compostable nitro sealed packet for freshness, essentially halting the coffee’s aging process so it’s like it was ground just moments ago.
"It might be hard for a coffee enthusiast to imagine a day where a pre-ground, pre-portioned, and pre-packed coffee actually tastes amazing... and is actually convenient... and is actually sustainable—but it's here. And we are excited to bring this next generation coffee experience to even the most passionate of coffee lovers." -Founder, Josh Wilbur
Steeped Coffee is the simplest way to make a great cup of coffee. There is no machines, no equipment, no noise, no cleanup, and no mess... just a perfect cup of coffee in minutes. Here's how it works:
Simply tear open a Steeped packet of pre-ground, pre-dosed, pre-filtered specialty coffee, follow the dead-simple instructions to basically add hot water, and wind up with a fresh, delicious, expertly dialed cup, every time, anywhere. No need for hours of experimentation or thousands of dollars of new equipment. And when you’re done it’s all fully compostable.
Steeped Bags give you everything you need in a simple brewing system, but you are ultimately in control to customize the brewing process from start to finish! If you prefer stronger coffee, use less water, give the bag an extra several dunks until you see that buttery crema, use an extra bag for additional water, or increase your brew time since Steeped Bags don't get bitter quickly like tea. The smallest tweak can make the difference for your perfect cup routine.
With this new full immersion brewing method, all you do is add hot water to your cup and the coffee steeps so you're getting all of the flavor, all of the body, all of the notes as intended, delivering a well-developed cup of coffee. Steeped Coffee is unplugged and gives you full control. There is no cleanup, no noise, and when you finish, you can toss everything into the compost bin.
“Sometimes simplicity is the most difficult thing to achieve. I came up with this idea 7 years ago—knowing that there should be an easier way to make great coffee. When I first started it was just coffee in a tea bag,” said Josh Wilbur, CEO and Founder. “There’s a reason this hasn’t been done before. We had to innovate to account for a number of factors such as sourcing ethical and quality beans, getting the right grind size and density, maintaining the freshness of ground coffee, controlling the water permeability of the filter, and making sure everything we do is environmentally sustainable. Turns out there were a lot of challenges to overcome to make something this simple work.”
Features of Steeped Coffee include:
- Direct Trade Coffee: quality coffee ethically sourced directly from farmers
- Micro Batching: roasted locally in small batches
- Precision Ground: consistent water-cooled grinding to the micron
- Full Immersion Filter: regulates ideal water-in and maximum flavor-out
- Ultrasonic Sealed Edges: eliminates the use of glues and staples
- Nitro Sealing: removes oxygen so ground coffee stays fresh for months
- Guilt-Free Packaging: fully compostable packaging. Our inks for printing are even water-based with no toxic VOCs.
“Wherever you are and wherever you go, if you love coffee, Steeped was made for you. A great cup of coffee shouldn’t be that difficult to make and now, with Steeped, it’s not,” said Wilbur. “I’m proud of our team. We’ve worked really hard on every detail from farm to cup (and beyond), making no compromises along the way. At the end of the day, this is perhaps the simplest method of making quality coffee… and it tastes amazing!”