We are obsessed with discovering and exposing Earth’s richest and most delicate flavors so they can be enjoyed in their purest state.
Our mission is simple – to empower the world with a new arsenal of tools to inspire creativity and unlock the highest quality made-to-order craft beverages for people everywhere.
Coming from a 3rd generation coffee roasting company, founders Dean and Lou Vastardis have been immersed in the specialty beverage industry since their childhood. In 2007, Dean began to investigate some non-traditional coffee brewing methods inspired by how chefs speed marinate proteins. Ground coffee and hot water eventually found their way into an airtight food storage canister modified with a tire valve and connected to a vacuum pump. After three years of in-house product development the brothers realized they cracked the code on much more than a cup of coffee.
By 2013, Bkon had it’s first patent in hand and established a strategic partnership with Swiss-based Franke Group.