appmarsh | Atomo Espresso ditches the bean and raises a pleasing seed: $2.6M in investment to broaden molecular brew

Atomo Espresso co-founders Andy Kleitsch, left, and Jarret Stopforth. (Atomo Picture)

Bean there, finished with that.

The way forward for espresso were given a jolt Wednesday as Atomo Espresso introduced it has secured $2.6 million in seed investment to broaden what it calls the arena’s first “molecular espresso,” created with out beans. Horizon Ventures, an early backer of meals innovators Unattainable Meals and Highest Day, led the spherical.

Atomo took its position on Seattle’s crowded espresso map with a a success Kickstarter marketing campaign in February, introducing how they have been going to “mod the espresso bean” and attracting $25,331 in crowdfunding from 693 backers.

Pushed by means of a need to create a extra sustainable product, Atomo founders Andy Kleitsch and Jarret Stopforth level to local weather exchange and deforestation interested in espresso farming because the impetus for the logo.

“Atomo’s beanless espresso supplies shoppers with a sustainable selection whilst turning in the good style and caffeine they be expecting of their morning cup,” Kleitsch, the startup’s CEO, stated in a information unencumber.

Atomo Espresso grounds in motion — no beans about it. (Atomo Picture)

Stopforth, a Ph.D. with intensive revel in round meals protection and high quality at corporations comparable to Chobani and Campbell Soup, stated the business is ripe for innovation and alter. Atomo opposite engineered the bean, got rid of it from the method of creating espresso and substituted it with a molecular concoction derived from naturally sustainable (and secret) substances.

“The acceptance of agriculture possible choices has been confirmed with meatless meats and dairy unfastened milks,” Stopforth stated. “We wish to proceed that motion in a class we really feel keen about — espresso.”

Atomo has additionally added meals and beverage generation veterans to their advisory board together with, Bryan Crowley, CEO of Soylent, in addition to Dr. Chahan Yeretzian, a number one skilled in espresso science from the Swiss Espresso Excellence Middle.

Within the town that gave delivery to Starbucks, Seattle may be house to money-raising coffee-tech corporations comparable to Joe Espresso, creators of a cellular order and rewards app for impartial espresso stores, and Bottomless, makers of hardware and tool to higher monitor when you want contemporary espresso at house.

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