Our story starts with two journeys
A Dutch trade route from Indonesia to Japan, blazing a path for coffee to travel across the world
A brother & sister team who traveled to Jakarta, bringing home to New York a passion for coffee and a hunger to share it
One would create Cold Brew, the other The Kopi Trading Company
Following a fateful trip to Indonesia in 2015, brother and sister team CS and Jessie started The Kopi Trading Co.
The company was created to bring Asian coffee and culture to a broader audience. At the heart of it all, a reprisal of a historic pairing of Indonesian beans with a Japanese brew method, creating a brew so pure and perfect it had to be bottled.
In two years, our team has consistently molted into new and better versions of our initial vision. It has been a real privilege to work with coffee as our first venture, a brew known to bring people together, unearth new ideas and spark revolutions.
Everyday in Brooklyn, the team is led by Jessie and her high-school-friend-turned-co-conspirator Hannah, where cups of coffee are turned into production plans, new products, sales campaigns and customer delight.
While much has evolved from day 1, our mission is the same: creating the best representation of Asian coffee and its culture. There are many miles ahead on our journey, but as makers of Cold Brew, we know that good things come to those who wait.
Starting with CS & Jessie, Kopi quickly grew to include food nut graphic designer Monique, caffeinated sales lead Hannah, energized brand development associate Carter and master customer wrangler slash market associate Molly.
The team can be found most days abuzz in Brooklyn, discovering ways to bring Kopi closer to you!