West Coast Startup Steeped Debuts Single-Serve ‘Coffee Bags’

Posted On: 5/30/2019

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EASY AS  1-2-3: Steeped Coffee full immersion brew method delivers consistent, premium brew and eliminates machines and reduces waste with compostable packaging.
SANTA CRUZ, CA - Steeped Inc. is rolling out its fresh roasted, pre-portioned, micro-batched coffee in full-immersion compostable bags that are flushed with nitrogen and individually sealed to preserve freshness.

The coffee is prepared by simply steeping each bag in hot water for about five minutes to allow the coffee to develop its distinctive body and flavor. There is no machine, no noise, no cleanup, no destructive waste.

Steeped starts with coffee that is ethically sourced directly from farmers and the added nitrogen removes oxygen, stopping the clock on freshly ground beans. Beans are precision ground and consistently water-cooled to the micron and pre-portioned consistent with the Specialty Coffee Association of America’s recommended water-to-coffee ratio, according to officials. The coffee is reportedly tested by multiple independent specialty coffee Q-graders for freshness, quality, and taste.

The full-immersion filters are designed to regulate “ideal water in and maximum flavor out” packaging is made using plant-based renewable and compostable materials with “ultrasonic edges,” with no glue or staples.

“Premium coffee roasters have shied away from offering their specialty beans in single-serve packaging because it’s been nearly impossible to keep ground coffee fresh, which quickly ruins the taste,” said Steeped founder and chief executive Josh Wilbur. “With our nitro-sealed bags, oxygen is replaced with nitrogen, so the coffee stays fresh as if it was ground moments ago.”