- Joshua Han: Co-Founder, Operations, Photographer, Business Development
- Yongmin Choi: Cinematographer, Editor, Director of Photography, Content Developer
- Joonseok Eom: Director, Editor, Masters Student for Film
- John Chu: Music Production, Sound Engineering
- Taiki Maeda: Marketing, Strategy, Business, Poker Player
- Katherine Luo: Marketing ,Creative Content, Business, Nutritional Science
- Tina Liao: Visual Editor, Brand Ambassador, Coffee Enthusiast
- Grace Lee: Social Media, Brand Ambassador, Marketing
- Hyunjai Cho: Public Relations, Legal Research
- Yoomi Lee: Branding, Creative Director
Accepted into Batch 11 of UC Berkeley's Free Ventures Startup Accelerator
Coffee, Sugar, Cocoa Butter, Sunflower Lecithin, Caffeine, Vanilla
*Our facility processes dairy
Safe Limits for Children
Because children’s brains are continuing to develop and their bodies are still growing, limited caffeine is recommended.
A recent study from The University Children’s Hospital in Zurich showed the importance of sleep for a child’s developing brain. Caffeine can interfere with sleep, therefore, possibly hindering proper brain development.
Ages 12 and Under
Caffeine isn’t recommended for children under 12. Occasionally, some doctors may recommend caffeine for children diagnosed with ADHD, but generally, there really is no reason for children under 12 to consume caffeine.
For children 4 or older an occasional caffeinated soda or chocolate treat will likely pose no concern and around 45mg per day¹ is recognized as a safe amount, but caffeine shouldn’t be a daily part of a child’s diet.
While greatly limiting caffeine to this age group would be ideal, because of the increasing demands placed on teenagers in regards to school, sports, and even work; caffeine consumption is becoming more common with this age group.
Developing teens should have no more than 100mg of caffeine daily² due to the importance of sleep, brain development, inexperience with caffeine, and possibly unknown medical conditions.
Risks and challenges
CoBa is currently made in our own kitchens, which is a barrier for scaling production. The funds we raise from this Kickstarter will be used to rent out a commercial kitchen space to lower costs and maintain product quality.
Our team is comprised of a variety of backgrounds from business to nutritional science to design to entrepreneurship. The challenges we may face include scaling our small handmade batches to large industrial batches as well as shipping and handling logistics. Fortunately, with the help of Free Ventures, UC Berkeley's startup accelerator, we are on track to overcome many of these challenges. For many of us, this is our first business venture, but each of us are very passionate and dedicated to CoBa.
Because COBAs are susceptible to melting, we timed it to ship during the Christmas season.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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