B IS AN AD-LESS MONTHLY PUBLICATION THAT INTRODUCES ONE WELL-BALANCED BRAND UNEARTHED FROM AROUND THE GLOBE IN EACH ISSUE. BETWEEN ITS COVERS, B NOT ONLY SHARES UNTOLD STORIES BEHIND THE BRAND BUT ALSO ITS SENTIMENT AND CULTURE THAT ANY READERS INTERESTED IN BRAND MARKETING AND MANAGEMENT CAN LEAF THROUGH WITH EASE.
[BRAND STORY] A global byword for specialty coffee, Blue Bottle Coffee was established by the clarinet player-turned-coffee guru James Freeman in 2002. Freeman established firm footing for the brand’s distinct coffee culture based on his experience selling drip coffee from a cart at farmers’ markets. His secret is to focus entirely on the delicate nuances of coffee beans and hospitality-based individualized service. Somewhat of a unicorn in the coffee world, Blue Bottle Coffee has attracted significant investments from Silicon Valley, and has steadily expanded across the US, with far-flung locations in Tokyo and Seoul.
INTRO EDITOR’S LETTER WELCOME
Blue Bottle patrons of Tokyo
OPINION Michael Phillips, Director of Coffee Culture, Blue Bottle Coffee
SLOW COFFEE Blue Bottle’s three extraction recipes for balanced tastes
MATES Baristas and roasters representing Blue Bottle’s distinctive coffee culture
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