Explorer Cold Brew

Cold brew concentrate that lets you choose your caffeine!

Company overview

Date Established:
2020
Description:
Cold brew concentrate that lets you choose your caffeine!
Founder:
Founders:
Cason Crane
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Headquarters:
Brooklyn, New York, USA
Industry:
Beverage
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Conceived and launched during the COVID-19 pandemic, Explorer Cold Brew makes delicious cold brewed 'super concentrate' that comes in four caffeine levels. It's the first specialty coffee company that lets customers choose their caffeine level, and still enjoy specialty-grade, organic, and fair trade Arabica coffee. Moreover, unlike traditional decaf coffee, Explorer uses the premier (and chemical-free) Swiss Water Process for its No Caf and Low Caf. With so many ways to drink coffee, Explorer's 'super concentrate' gives you versatility (you can use it to make any cafe-style coffee you like) and flexibility to drink it anytime of day (or night) with the caffeine level that's right for you. Plus, it's black and unsweetened so that you can make it the way you like it. Explorer is sold direct-to-consumer (either as a one-time purchase or subscription) in boxes of 12 2oz bottles, and each bottle makes 1-2 coffees. Or, you can get a Starter Pack, and try one of each caffeine level. 

Since its public launch a few weeks ago, Explorer has already sold out twice, and it was nominated for BevNet's 'Best of 2020' awards. Additionally, in fitting with Explorer's mission to fuel the world, a percentage of sales fund clean water access through a partnership with charity: water - with over $1,000 already donated. And the best is that there's a lot more to come! Explorer will soon be announcing a larger format super concentrate, as well as a line of premium 'flavor elixirs' that allow coffee lovers to further customize their experience. 

founding story

Explorer Cold Brew was founded by adventurer and Everest summiteer Cason Crane during the COVID-19 pandemic. Quarantined in his Brooklyn apartment, he was frustrated by constant insomnia from his cold brew coffee obsession, but couldn't find a great lower-caf alternative. Why should caffeine be 'one size fits all', especially in a drink as versatile as coffee? So he worked with three award-winning coffee Tastemakers to craft a specialty 'super concentrate' that would let customers choose their caffeine level. But it doesn’t stop there: not content to simply address the needs of coffee drinkers, Explorer also funds access to clean water for one person for a month with every box sold.

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Cason Crane
Founder & CEO

An adventurer, explorer, and entrepreneur, Cason Crane has traveled to over 100 countries on all seven continents and he was first openly LGBT and fifth youngest person to climb Mt. Everest and the Seven Summits - the highest mountain on each continent. He achieved this feat while raising $135,000 for The Trevor Project, a suicide prevention and crisis intervention service for LGBTQ youth. While still an active endurance athlete, his most recent adventure has been founding and running Explorer Cold Brew since May 2020, which he brought from idea to sold out in less than 5 months. As the CEO of Explorer, he aims to fuel the world through both their specialty coffee 'super concentrate' as well as their partnership with charity: water, increasing life-saving access to clean water around the world. Prior to founding Explorer, Cason was a consultant at Bain & Company. He graduated summa cum laude from Princeton University in 2017.

Products

Starter Pack

New to Explorer? Try 'em all! Get a special 4-pack with one of each of our four caffeine levels. All four caf levels of our cold brew 'super concentrate' are equally delicious and made from specialty-grade, organic and fair trade coffee. Each bottles makes 1-2 cups of any cafe-style coffee you want!

Starter Pack

$
20.00
Description:

New to Explorer? Try 'em all! Get a special 4-pack with one of each of our four caffeine levels. All four caf levels of our cold brew 'super concentrate' are equally delicious and made from specialty-grade, organic and fair trade coffee. Each bottles makes 1-2 cups of any cafe-style coffee you want!

Details:
Cold brew coffee 'super concentrate' in 4 caffeine levels: No Caf, Low Caf, Reg Caf, and Extra Caf. Ingredients: Extra Caf (300mg caffeine) - Filtered water, organic coffee, chicory, organic caffeine Reg Caf (200mg caffeine) - Filtered water, organic coffee Low Caf (100mg caffeine) - Filtered water, organic coffee, organic decaffeinated coffee, chicory No Caf (0-2mg caffeine) - Filtered water, organic decaffeinated coffee, chicory
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Standard Box (12-pack): Variety Pack
The Variety Pack is a box of 12 2oz bottles of Explorer super concentrate, 3 of each of the 4 caffeine levels. That means each little bottles makes 1-2 cups of any cafe-style coffee you want, from lattes and cappuccinos to smoothies, cocktails, and more! Now you can drink your specialty coffee any time of day (or night) depending on how much energy you need.

Standard Box (12-pack): Variety Pack

$
50.00
Description:
The Variety Pack is a box of 12 2oz bottles of Explorer super concentrate, 3 of each of the 4 caffeine levels. That means each little bottles makes 1-2 cups of any cafe-style coffee you want, from lattes and cappuccinos to smoothies, cocktails, and more! Now you can drink your specialty coffee any time of day (or night) depending on how much energy you need.
Details:
Contains 12 2oz bottles of super concentrate: 3x Extra Caf (300mg caffeine) - Filtered water, organic coffee, chicory, organic caffeine 3x Reg Caf (200mg caffeine) - Filtered water, organic coffee 3x Low Caf (100mg caffeine) - Filtered water, organic coffee, organic decaffeinated coffee, chicory 3x No Caf (0-2mg caffeine) - Filtered water, organic decaffeinated coffee, chicory
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Standard Box (12-Pack): Caf-Fiend Pack
The Caf-Fiend Pack includes 12 2oz bottles of Explorer super concentrate, 6 Extra Caf (300mg caffeine) and 6 Reg Caf (200mg caffeine). It's perfect for the true coffee or caffeine addict who needs a real boost of energy. Each 2oz bottle is the equivalent of 2 Red Bull's! The box makes up to 24 of any cafe-style coffee you want, from lattes and cappuccinos to smoothies, cocktails, and more!

Standard Box (12-Pack): Caf-Fiend Pack

$
50.00
Description:
The Caf-Fiend Pack includes 12 2oz bottles of Explorer super concentrate, 6 Extra Caf (300mg caffeine) and 6 Reg Caf (200mg caffeine). It's perfect for the true coffee or caffeine addict who needs a real boost of energy. Each 2oz bottle is the equivalent of 2 Red Bull's! The box makes up to 24 of any cafe-style coffee you want, from lattes and cappuccinos to smoothies, cocktails, and more!
Details:
Contains 12 2oz bottles of super concentrate: 6x Extra Caf (300mg caffeine) - Filtered water, organic coffee, chicory, organic caffeine 6x Reg Caf (200mg caffeine) - Filtered water, organic coffee
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Standard Box (12-Pack): Caf-Sensitive Pack
The Caf-Sensitive Box includes 12 2oz bottles of Explorer super concentrate, 6 Low Caf (100mg caffeine) and 6 No Caf (0-2mg caffeine). It's perfect for the the more caffeine sensitive amongst us (or those who have been told to cut back on their caffeine intake). It's particularly for coffee-loving new and pregnant moms! The box makes up to 24 of any cafe-style coffee you want, from lattes and cappuccinos to smoothies, cocktails, and more, but without all the caffeine.

Standard Box (12-Pack): Caf-Sensitive Pack

$
50.00
Description:
The Caf-Sensitive Box includes 12 2oz bottles of Explorer super concentrate, 6 Low Caf (100mg caffeine) and 6 No Caf (0-2mg caffeine). It's perfect for the the more caffeine sensitive amongst us (or those who have been told to cut back on their caffeine intake). It's particularly for coffee-loving new and pregnant moms! The box makes up to 24 of any cafe-style coffee you want, from lattes and cappuccinos to smoothies, cocktails, and more, but without all the caffeine.
Details:
Contains 12 2oz bottles of super concentrate: 6x Low Caf (100mg caffeine) - Filtered water, organic coffee, organic decaffeinated coffee, chicory 6x No Caf (0-2mg caffeine) - Filtered water, organic decaffeinated coffee, chicory
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"Explorer is truly great coffee! I love how Explorer Cold Brew has different caffeine levels that suit your daily needs. My personal favourite is the Reg Caf, but I also like having as the No Caf option. The No Caf is especially versatile for late afternoon and evening mixed drinks."
Mikael Jasin
Internationally-renowned Barista Champion and Coffee Roaster
"All in all, I think Explorer is a real winner...the colors, intensity, and it's especially good with milk. The Extra Caf and Low Caf are particularly good, with nicely intense coffee flavours, with an almost cinnamon-y edge and a clarity to the coffee."
David Donde
Coffee Masters Judge & Founder of Truth Coffee, twice named "The World's Best Coffee Shop"
"Explorer is a great crowd-pleaser, especially for people not used to cold brew or not from the specialty coffee world. It's familiar and intense, yet when mixed with milk or water it keeps its layers and complexities."
Dalia Jaffal
Certified Arabica Q Grade & Ground-breaking Specialty Coffee Roaster