Sudden Coffee

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Hi, We're Sudden Coffee

A great cup of coffee can transform your day. Our mission is to make great coffee easier for everyone to experience.

Built on passion and ingenuity

Amazing coffee brings smiles. It’s one of the little luxuries we can all afford. Great coffee is an inexpensive luxury. For a few dollars you can get the best coffees in the world, but you need to go to a trendy cafe or spend a lot of time researching what beans to buy & how to make it.

With Sudden Coffee, we do the work for you. We find the best beans, brew it to perfection, and distill it down so you can make it without any machines.

Our hope is to make you feel a little bliss, inspiration, and happiness in your busy day. Our goal is to deliver smiles.

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Our founding: Worlds collide.

Founded in San Francisco in 2015 by Kalle Freese, ranked 9th best barista in the world in 2015, & Josh Zloof, a McKinsey trained techie with a culinary obsession, we’ve spent years working on our secret recipe, combining deep culinary cafe traditions with a little modern science.

Assisted by two social media revolutionaries, Caterina Fake (Flickr) & Jyri Engestrom (Jaiku), bringing people together has always been at the core of our mission. In today’s busy online world, we hope we can bring people together offline to share a warm cup of coffee.

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Hand-picked & Brewed with Love

Today, our coffees are hand-picked, brewed, and distilled by Umeko Motoyoshi. Umeko learned her coffee chops at renowned Seattle & San Francisco cafes like Blue Bottle.

While the popular urban cafes are great, Umeko relishes the opportunity to democratize a new wave of coffee:

“I believe in meeting people at their level and I'm generally bullish on unicorns"

Meet the makers.

Behind every tube of coffee, our team is working to make you proud.

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Joshua Zloof

Co-founder & CEO
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Umeko Motoyoshi

Head of Coffee
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LaToya Sims

Fulfillment Manager
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Anjuli Manche

Director of Retail
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Iris Shao

Operations Specialist
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Bobby Crowe

R&D Specialist