Electrify Coffee? Nancy Pfund and the Rive Brothers See Returns in Roasting

Former SolarCity CEO to join the board at Bellwether Coffee, whose all-electric bean roaster has VCs abuzz.

Green Tech Media
By Julian Spector
September 19, 2019

If they can decaf­feinate cof­fee, why not decar­bonize it, too?

Berke­ley-based Bell­wether Cof­fee pro­posed to do just that by build­ing a ful­ly elec­tric micro-roast­er. The prod­uct replaces con­ven­tion­al gas-burn­ing machines to turn raw beans into per­fect­ly browned vehi­cles for caf­feina­tion and delec­ta­tion.

Cof­fee roast­ers don’t often drip into the pages of Green­tech Media, even if their prod­ucts reg­u­lar­ly fuel our jour­nal­is­tic process. But this roast­ing start­up filled its hop­per with a batch of big names from clean­tech ven­ture cap­i­tal.

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