Electrify Coffee? Nancy Pfund and the Rive Brothers See Returns in Roasting

By [email protected] If they can decaffeinate coffee, why not decarbonize it, too?

Berkeley-based Bellwether Coffee proposed to do just that by building a fully electric micro-roaster. The product replaces conventional gas-burning machines to turn raw beans into perfectly browned vehicles for caffeination and delectation.

Coffee roasters don’t often drip into the pages of Greentech Media, even if their products regularly fuel our journalistic process. But this roasting startup filled its hopper with a batch of big names from cleantech venture capital.

Nancy Pfund’s DBL Partners and SolarCity founders Lyndon and Peter Rive led a $40 million Series B for Bellwether, announced Wednesday. They were joined

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