Blue Bottle Coffee began as a coffee roastery and retail company specializing in brewing its coffee at the peak time to achieve the best flavor. Blue Bottle remains a popular retail brand, but it has also expanded with cafes on both coasts as well as in Japan. The company has received more than $120 million in investment funding, which has helped it grow from a small indie brand into a major coffee player. That attracted the interest of Nestle, which acquired a 68% stake in the business last year.

LocationOakland, Calif.
2017 Systemwide Sales ($000,000)$27*
YOY Sales Change34.3%
2017 U.S. Units40
YOY Unit Change42.9%
2017 Average Unit Volume ($000)$830*
Future 50 Year2018

*Technomic estimate

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