Oakland’s Blue Bottle Gets Paid

Blue Bottle Coffee, which has become a staple of the Bay Area, the equivalent of Stumptown Coffee for that area, has taken $20 million from venture capitalists, who are banking that the area chain can go national and maintain its coffee snob street cred.

Oddly enough, the last coffee chain to take outside investment for national expansion was Stumptown. Would love to see both of them succeed even if they don’t spread like Starbucks or Dunkin’ Donuts.

Blue Bottle and Stumptown are both personal favorites of mine.

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