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Blue Bottle Coffee

The Portable Blue Bottle

Fans of Blue Bottle Coffee know that picking up a cup at one of its cafes is not an in-and-out experience, but rather a test of patience — the brew seeps through a Japanese filter slower than a leaking faucet.

By: Bao Ong. Source: The New York Times

Foodee

Foodee, making slow food accessible

From being stuck in meetings to a lack of food joints on the doorstep, refueling your body with good food can often be a tricky task at the office. That’s where Foodee comes in.

By: Michelle Phillips

Club W Raises $9.5 Million To Appeal To Wine Lovers, Not Snobs

Club W Inc. has raised $9.5 million to grow its e-commerce wine business in the U.S.

Bessemer Venture Partners led the investment. Earlier the Los Angeles startup raised $3.1 million in a seed round led by Crosscut Ventures.
The deal comes after efforts to sell wine by some traditional retailers and startups didn’t bear fruit as hoped.
By: Lora Kolodny. Source: WSJ.

Palate

Palate Is A Smart Grill That Takes The Work Out Of Cooking

While the standard George Foreman has long been the go-to grill for busy executives on the go, it’s time for Big George to hang up his gloves. Palate Smart Grill is on the scene and launching at TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2014.

By: John Briggs. Source: TechCrunch