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Made from liquified coffee beans, no cocoa.
Made from liquified coffee beans, no cocoa.
361 backers pledged $19,751 to help bring this project to life.

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COBA: This Is Coffee

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 When we brew coffee, we only utilize 20% of the coffee bean and throw the rest away.
When we brew coffee, we only utilize 20% of the coffee bean and throw the rest away.
Peter with Juan (left) and Julio (middle)
Peter with Juan (left) and Julio (middle)
Did you know? Coffee beans are actually the seeds of the coffee cherry fruit.
Did you know? Coffee beans are actually the seeds of the coffee cherry fruit.
Take COBA On the Go
Take COBA On the Go
No More Spills
No More Spills
No more hassle
No more hassle
No More Wasted time
No More Wasted time
  *Both bars contain 100mg of caffeine (1 cup of coffee)
*Both bars contain 100mg of caffeine (1 cup of coffee)
COBA is made from natural ingredients sourced from coffee farmers in Ecuador.
COBA is made from natural ingredients sourced from coffee farmers in Ecuador.
Front
Front
Back
Back
Real feedback from our sample tests on the UC Berkeley Campus
Real feedback from our sample tests on the UC Berkeley Campus
COBA Founders
COBA Founders
We individually inspect every COBA
We individually inspect every COBA
We're ready to grind!
We're ready to grind!

 Team

  •  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

Cinematography and Design Consultants

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Ingredients

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.

Ages 13-18

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.

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    COBA Sampler Mix (6 COBAs)

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    COBA Sampler Dark (6 COBAs)

    6 Bars of Dark (Dairy Free and Vegan)
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    I Heart COBA (20 COBAs + Shirt)

    10 Bars of Dark (Dairy-free and Vegan)
    10 Bars of Milk
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    Double Dose (40 COBAs)

    20 Bars of Dark (Dairy-free and Vegan)
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    Naughty or Nice (40 COBAs + Shirt)

    20 Bars of Dark (Dairy-free and Vegan)
    20 Bars of Milk
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    Perfect for small X-Mas gifts or for keeping it for yourself!

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    COBA's Going International (50 COBAs)

    25 Bars of Dark (Dairy-free and Vegan)
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    COBA For Christmas (120 COBAs + Shirt)

    60 Bars of Dark (Dairy-free and Vegan)
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    Be Our Guest (200 COBAs + Shirt)

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    The Daily Grind (550 COBAs + 2 Shirts)

    275 Bars of Dark (Dairy-free and Vegan)
    275 Bars of Milk
    2 Shirts
    A sampler of every new product released

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Funding period

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