Part 3: How We Got Mad and Created Caphin Artisan

During the months we were working with all the trades to make Caphin Signature, our team got frustrated. Here we were, a coffee company with thousands of pounds of coffee beans and no f***ing coffee for our family or friends.

So, we thought, we'll just make some coffee ourselves--screw the trades. We'll make it here in Houston. How hard can it be? 

Turns out, it's pretty hard. Brewing one 4 ounce pour of coffee is pretty easy when you have 10 minutes to wait while eating pho. Making even just ten 16-ounce bottles seems like a nightmare in comparison.

So, we worked day and night for weeks to create a way to brew coffee so that it brings out the chocolate flavor you get on the first sip of Caphin and the dark wood and moss flavors you get at the end. When we finally tasted that first good batch, we thought, "Oh my god, this is good." Nirvana

The problem? We use a beautiful boston round bottles with a pressure cap. We use a lot of good coffee and condensed milk. We hand-roast small batches of coffee. It's all expensive. We were nervous about the price, but figured what the heck... It's Houston. People will pay for handmade products crafted with quality, love. Fortunately, we were right.

Show some more love and tell us in the comments where you pick up your bottle of Caphin Artisan and where else you think we should sell these bottles of Nirvana.

Photo from the last test batch of Caphin Artisan before commercial production. Beans were hand roasted on a wok.

Photo from the last test batch of Caphin Artisan before commercial production. Beans were hand roasted on a wok.