Bellwether Coffee, a Berkeley, Calif.-based coffee roasting hardware and software company, raised $10M in Series A funding.
The round was led by Congruent Ventures, with participation from founding investors FusionX Ventures, Tandem Capital, New Ground Ventures, Hardware Club, XN Ventures, and Peter and Lyndon Rive.
Bellwether Coffee is the industry’s only source-to-service partner that gives its business customers the ability to responsibly source, create, roast, and share delicious coffee in a socially responsible way. The product has been in development for three years and is now ready to order.
Led by Nathan Gilliland, CEO, Bellwether provides a zero-emissions commercial roaster and software platform that allows its partners to access a curated green bean marketplace where they can source coffee from farms around the world and browse by responsible business practices such as women-owned or organically certified.
The roaster is available to business owners through lease and purchase options via a monthly fee, allowing cafes, grocers and other businesses.
The company says it has more than $6 million in pre-orders, which include a leading U.S. grocery chain.