Cold Brew Coffee Companies Page Nine
Todd Berardi launched Hiball Energy in 2005 by selling it out of the back of his car in San Francisco. He asked a graphic designer friend, Alyssa Warnock, to design the logo and packaging, and the rest is history, as they later married and have twins, Gunnar and Kaia. By chance, Todd met Dan Craytor at a Teton Gravity Research movie premiere in San Francisco in 2005, and soon after he became the Vice President of Business Development and has been crushing ever since. They are a small team of very passionate people who eat, sleep and drink Hiball.
The concept was to provide a naturally healthy, premium, clean energy drink without sacrificing taste. Hiball is the pioneer of energy drinks for the health conscious consumer. After 3 packaging changes over the last 8 years, a full upgrade to organic / fair trade ingredients, and a few recent product line extensions, Hiball Energy is also the fastest growing natural / organic energy drink brand in the U.S. according to SPINS®.
Hiball Energy products contain a proprietary organic energy blend of guarana, ginseng and caffeine in addition to Vitamin B3, B5, B6, B12.
It was 2010 in Austin, Texas. Something was brewing. The time was right for a cold-brew coffee revolution. Chris Campbell and Steve Williams, neighbors and self-professed coffee geeks, were hell-bent on creating the best tasting coffee. BEST-TASTING EVER, that is.
The pair experimented for months with different formulas and brewing methods. They tried and tried (and tried), until they achieved the right blend of highly select, perfectly roasted Arabica beans (organic, of course), pure Hill Country water, and brewing time and temperature.
Two boot-strapping entrepreneurs, David and Elizabeth Smith, sold the company they spent 13 years building. Soon after they embarked on the trip of a lifetime aboard a catamaran sailboat throughout the Caribbean to fulfill a life-long dream. They took their children out of school and home-schooled them on the boat while exploring every island from St. Thomas to Granada. But the need to stay alert through warm nights brought them to cold-brewed coffee and they realized they had another great idea on their hands: an ice-cold, premium coffee that could be convenient and portable.
We use passion, insight and intuition to whip natural ingredients into foods and drinks that actually love you back. How do our products love you back? They love your body by being natural and GMO-free. They love your planet by being sustainably-sourced. They love your taste buds by combining unique ingredients for the best flavors. They love your other senses by looking good, feeling great, and conveniently popping up at your local store: the total package.