Austin Coffee Company, High Brew Coffee Closes $20 Million in Funding Round

Austin Coffee Company, High Brew Coffee Closes $20 Million in Funding Round

Ready-to-drink cold brew coffee brand, High Brew Coffee has closed a $20 million funding round that was led by Charles Street Partners. This investment has become the Austin, Texas brand’s largest investment to date.


The recent funding is considered to be non-traditional due to the celebrity investors they rounded together such as, members of rock band Kings of Leon, and celebrity chef Tim Love.

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Dunkin' Donuts Unveils a New Look to Rival Starbucks

Dunkin' Donuts Unveils a New Look to Rival Starbucks

The coffee chain, Dunkin’ Donuts rolled out a new store prototype in Quincy, Massachusetts last month that has a more modern design, along with a new focus on innovative technology.

The 2,200 square foot store features a drive-thru exclusively for mobile orders for DD Perks® members, which makes Dunkin’ the first brand to offer this form of convenience. 

DD is also jumping on the cold brew bandwagon with a new innovative tap system that can serve up to eight cold beverages, like the chain’s nitro infused cold brew coffee.

“The launch of our next generation concept store marks one of the most important moments in Dunkin’ Donuts’ growth as an on-the-go, beverage-led brand,” said Dave Hoffmann, President of Dunkin’ Donuts U.S. and Canada in a press release. “We have worked closely with our franchisee community to create a positive, energetic atmosphere for our guests that remains true to our heritage, while emphasizing and enhancing the unparalleled convenience, digital innovation and restaurant excellence that distinguishes Dunkin’. We are thrilled to begin the New Year with such an exciting milestone for our brand, and look forward to rolling out Dunkin’ Donuts’ store of the future to our guests in all of our communities.”

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What's on Tap — Besides Beer?

What's on Tap — Besides Beer?

By Jacqueline Church, Foodable Contributor

When you think of what’s on tap, you think of beer. There’s a growing trend in bars around Boston to serve a variety of beverages on draft. Could there be a better time than the dog days of summer to expand the offerings at your bar? 

If you’d like to venture beyond the typical taps, just ask Boston bars what they’re pulling. And don’t stop there, nitro coffee is coming on strong.

A Different Drum

The Beat poets inspired free-thinking and challenged the conventions of their time. The Beat Hotel in Harvard Square (also known as Beat Brasserie) challenges the conventions of wine lovers, enticing us to expand our vision of how wine must be served.

AJ Merritt, GM at the Beat Hotel perfectly embodies the confluence of the on-tap trend and the spirit of the Beats. Though he speaks of his “departure from the rigid background” and now enthusiastically embraces this counter-culture philosophy. Wines on tap are green, too. Less weight than shipping cases of glass bottles, the carbon footprint is lower. Many are also biodynamic, organic, or sustainable certified. 

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