Blue Bottle Raises $25 Million for Retail Expansion, More

It's pour-over time, because new investors are making it rain. Photo: Courtesy of Blue Bottle Coffee

The Oakland-based coffee company Blue Bottle is expanding its New York presence — it just opened in the Gotham West Market and will soon launch in Boerum Hill — but it also seems like the company's about to start percolating all over the place. Re/Code reports that a bunch of "high-profile Internet players" and other groups (through Morgan Stanley Investment Management) have set some major cash aside, and Blue Bottle will use the $25.75 million from its latest investment round to "expand retail operations, improve internal training programs and further develop its quality control department." On its blog, Blue Bottle says it will soon begin selling bottled versions of its iced coffee and improve the sustainability quotient of its packaging, as well as open more cafés on the East and West Coasts. [Re/Code, Related]