Coffee tech start-up Cometeer has secured $35 million in a Series B round, bringing the total raised to date by the company to $100 million.
Based in Gloucester, Massachusetts, Cometeer brews coffee “through science” in a carefully calibrated process before sealing it in recyclable capsules.
The 10x strength brew is then flash-frozen with liquid nitrogen to lock in the aroma and is delivered directly to consumers, who can use it to make a hot or iced coffee by melting it with water.
The funding will help the company to increase manufacturing capacity at its facility, as well as expand its roster of roasting partners and continue to invest in innovation.
“Our roasting partners are the backbone of Cometeer. Equally as important as superior-tasting roasts, considerations amongst our roasters is their support of coffee farmers and commitment to direct trade purchasing at equitable prices multiple times the fair-trade minimum,” said Cometeer co-founder and CEO, Matt Roberts.
“We are focused on building out a diverse group of roasting partners with unique backgrounds, sourcing techniques and roasting styles. Alongside these partners, we look to support the de-commoditisation of the coffee industry — it’s our mission.”
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