🚀 Blank Street: Quality, Convenience, Coffee
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This week’s startup is reimagining how we consume coffee. Blank Street dares to say coffee does not have to be a radical idea or experience.
⚾ The Elevator Pitch
Three-quarters of American adults drink coffee, and over a half drink at least a cup a day. We are a caffeinated population. But finding a good quality and economic cup of joe can be difficult.
So the question then becomes, how do you offer amazing coffee that’s affordable and accessible, without compromising on quality or barista experience? Blank Street is creating the solution.
👇 The Drop Down
Traction: 40 Locations in NYC, 5 in London ,raised $25 million Series A led by General Catalyst, Tiger Global
Team: Issam Freiha, Vinay Menda
🔍 Why we like it
☕ Minimalistic, straight to the point coffee
Coffee should be uncomplicated and straight to the point. A lot of larger coffee brands such as Starbucks and Pete’s have lost that over the years. The truth is, buying coffee from these major chains can be expensive, inconsistent, and an entire process. Blank Street is taking coffee back to its roots – the simple start-of-the-day drink it was meant to be.
🧑🤝🧑 Invest in people, not spaces
For most people who treat coffee as a grab-and-go activity, the space of the store is not the biggest concern. Blank Street understands this, which is why they are investing in underutilized spaces around NYC, sometimes even just coffee windows. Their shops on average, are 1/2 the size of a normal NYC coffee shop. This means investing in their baristas, coffee, and customers.
🌊 Who said the coffee market is saturated
Most people would think NYC already has enough coffee options – between the Starbucks, bodegas, and indie coffee shops. But Blank Street has shown that simply having options is not enough. In spite of the intense existing competition, Blank Street one-ups other shops because they tap into what New Yorkers want. And at the end of the day, that is a business model hard to beat.
🤝 Get Involved with Blank Street
Blank Street is hiring both cafe and corporate roles
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