Meet Bizzy, the organic coffee concentrate energizing social entrepreneurship. Founders Alex and Andrew started Bizzy with one goal in mind; to produce the healthiest and most convenient products on the market. Their journey began in 2013 while working at corporate jobs and training for a 24-hour obstacle race. In order to be on top of their game, they needed to supplement a healthy lifestyle with something that could provide fast and healthy energy.
During the summer of 2013, they stumbled upon cold brew coffee. It fulfilled all their requirements for the perfect source of energy. It was natural, sugar free, flavorful and simple, but there was one significant drawback, it wasn’t at all convenient. Over the next several years their love and passion for cold brew blossomed yet so did their frustration with the lack of convenience and availability.
Using themselves as lab rats, they became obsessed with creating the highest quality and most convenient cold brew coffee possible. In 2016, Bizzy Coffee was launched.
Bizzy coffee is only 2 ingredients: Coffee and Water. They don’t use any preservative or pasteurization in brewing the product. BIZZY is sealed for freshness with a foil seal technology. Before breaking the seal each bottles lasts for 1 year. To make your perfect cup of BIZZY Coffee in seconds mix 1 part BIZZY Concentrate with at least 2 parts water or cream
Below is a quick Q&A with Bizzy co-founder Alex French.
Talk about the journey to actually launch Bizzy. It took a couple of years to perfect the product what were you focused on the most in that time?
These two aspects also took significant time as we wanted to build a brand that stood for something more than a traditional coffee brand, we wanted to give back in a big way, which made it difficult to raise capital. Most investor are focused only on the business and industry economics and care little about the brand. Eventually we found some investors that believed in our vision for the future and loved our product, which brings us to today.
Bizzy was a part of an interesting incubator called FOOD-X. What was that experience like and how did they help create Bizzy into what it is today.
Because of this, we ended up sleeping on the floor of the office and got gym memberships down the road to shower and workout. Working out is something that helped us keep our sanity during this period where we were working +100 hours/week and literally sleeping in our office on air mattresses we had to blow up every night after everyone left the office.
How to make a Bizzy coffee Vodka tonic:
- 1 oz Bizzy Organic Cold Brew Coffee Concentrate
- 1.5 oz Lawless Tippling House Vodka
- 3 oz Tonic Water
- 1 Dash Orange Bitters
- Glass: Collins
- Garnish: Vertically Slit Lime Wedge
What makes coffee organic and what value does that bring to the product and to the consumer?
The coffee industry is pretty massive, that means a bunch of competition. What does Bizzy want to be known for and how does Bizzy take on that task of breaking into the coffee game?
One of the most interesting things Bizzy is doing is actually becoming its own accelerator of sorts. Can you talk about The Bizzy Project and its mission?
We’re searching for ideas and great minds. Nothing is more powerful than a bright idea waiting to happen, stoked by the fires of clear thinking, passionate spirits and a support system.
What do you like most about social enterprise and how does it impact the way you want to do business at Bizzy?
Grant is the founder of Causeartist, one of the most influential impact business platforms in the world. Since 2013, Causeartist has been read in over 200 countries. Grant has personally interviewed over 600 impact entrepreneurs from around the world, highlighting innovations in ethical fashion, climate change, ethical technology, impact investing, and sustainable travel.