The Original Coffee Bar®—the first true coffee chocolate that's naturally caffeinated with 100% arabica coffee.
|Founder||Chris Young, Young Kwon|
|Press Contact||Lynn Pham|
Pocket Latte is The Original Coffee Bar®—the first-ever coffee chocolate that's naturally caffeinated from 100% arabica coffee. With a growing trend in energy products, we noticed that most products either don't work, or they leave you feeling wired like a robot. The problem that we found is that consumers don't know the difference between synthetic and naturally-occurring caffeine, and companies are taking full advantage. Lab-made caffeine is cheaper, and it metabolizes at a much faster rate, causing the jitters and quickly leading to a caffeine crash (similar to a short burst of adrenaline). So, we set out to find the solution and successfully launched on Kickstarter as a natural energy-alternative that kicks like a cup of coffee, and is suspended in high-grade cocoa butter for a sustained and smooth energy buzz. Our products are Non-GMO Project Verified, kosher certified, vegan, all-natural, gluten-free, soy-free, palm oil-free, and proudly made in the USA. It's Pocket Latte's mission to #WakeUp the world with natural energy, disrupting the snack industry's overuse of synthetic caffeine.
Pocket Latte successfully launched on Kickstarter in June 2018 for crowdfunding and proof of concept. In early 2019, we received a private investment at a valuation of $1.6 million, which we primarily used to begin building our own manufacturing site to gain a competitive edge over co-packers. Later that year, August 2019, we secured an angel investment that enabled us to launch nationwide in over 6,500 stores, with partners like UNFI, Harris Teeter, Bevmo, Cost Plus World Market, and 7-Eleven. Pocket Latte was featured by New Hope Network as "4 Attention-Worthy Trends" and "10 Exciting Coffee-Based Product Launches". We plan on adding a few exciting product lines in 2021!
My mother—she’s the reason for Pocket Latte to exist. We embarked on this journey together and we’ve been partners in crime ever since. Throughout my life, she was always incredibly loving and happy, and that never faltered despite the reality of our situation. She was a single mother, who spoke little English and often worked two jobs to put food on the table. I’ve always felt that it was my duty to provide her with a stable career where she could express her artistic passion. Pocket Latte is a mother & son company that I created as a coffee lover, for my mother who’s an artist by passion.
But really, it’s the product of motherly love.
Chris YoungCEO & Founder
Young KwonMother & Co-Founder
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