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Minnesota-Primarily based Folly and Philtera Be a part of FairWave Espresso GroupDaily Espresso Information by Roast Journal


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Kansas Metropolis, Missouri-based FairWave Holdings has made undisclosed investments in two Minnesota-born espresso firms, Folly Espresso and Philtera Chilly Brewed Coffees.

FairWave, which launched in 2020 with possession stakes in Kansas Metropolis-based The Roasterie and Messenger Espresso, describes itself as a “collective” of specialty espresso manufacturers that keep their identities and native focuses whereas leveraging shared assets.

The offers with Folly and Philtera come roughly 9 months after FairWave invested in Minneapolis-based Up Espresso Roasters, and practically two years after the agency’s acquisition of fellow Minneapolis roaster/retailer Spyhouse Espresso.


2018 courtesy picture from Folly Espresso.

“As our presence grows in Minneapolis and into extra new markets, we proceed to be pushed by the identical objective: to protect and elevate native specialty espresso manufacturers by way of finest practices, innovation and genuine espresso experiences,” FairWave Co-Founder Dan Trott mentioned in an announcement of the Folly and Philtera deal.

Folly Espresso was based as an impartial craft roasting firm by Ken Schweikert and Rob Bathe in 2018 previous to opening a bigger roastery and beverage manufacturing plant within the Minneapolis suburb of St. Louis Park in 2020.

Folly’s Bathe can be a co-founder and proprietor of Philtera Chilly Brewed Coffees, which was launched in late 2018 and gives chilly brewing providers for kegged and bag-in-box chilly brew purposes.


2019 courtesy picture from Philtera Chilly Brewed Coffees.

As a part of the brand new deal, Bathe is becoming a member of FairWave as vp of gross sales and enterprise improvement for FairWave’s Minnesota department. Moreover, present Folly Head Roaster Jeff Mooney has been named director of espresso for FairWave Minnesota.

“By partnering with FairWave, we can have entry to unbelievable inexperienced espresso globally, elevated capabilities, a shared system of finest practices throughout like-minded native espresso manufacturers, and back-of-house enterprise assist,” Bathe mentioned within the FairWave announcement. “It’s an thrilling new chapter that I’m pumped to start.”

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