Eric Golman really got into coffee while working as an intern in Washington, D.C. during his sophomore year of college. He explored the offerings at many different shops, but realized the options were basically limited to a few blends of coffee with different types of milk or flavored syrups. He thought the brew could use some innovation to make it more interesting – perhaps a bit of a healthier twist.
Golman started concocting things in his kitchen, mixing coffee with superfoods and teas. He was testing for taste and how the blends made him feel. He hit a winner with a blend of coffee, matcha green tea, and raw chocolate cacao. It made him feel so amazing, he wanted to share it with others. He and two friends shared samples with students. It was such a hit that they decided to turn it into a College Park, Md. company, Javazen.
“Javazen is creating a new category of coffee by blending it with teas and superfoods. We take organic ingredients to create new functional blends of dry coffee. You brew them like you would any other ground coffee. Most people use a French press or an automatic drip coffee machine.