Bellwether Coffee, which makes electric, ventless internet connected coffee roasting machines, today announced that it has closed a $40 million Series B round of funding. The round was led by DBL Partners and brothers Lyndon and Peter Rive, with additional participation from FusionX, Congruent Ventures, Coffee Bell, Tandem Capital, Spindrift Equities, XN Ventures, Balius Partners and Hardware Club. This brings the total amount of funding raised by Bellwether to $56 million.
As we’ve written before, Bellwether is basically a coffee roaster in a box. Because the machine is electric and ventless, just about any business can install one without needing to go through major physical retrofits to deal with the harmful gasses emitted during traditional coffee roasting. Bellwether’s internet connection means that users can download roast profiles from Bellwether’s cloud and re-create them on-site with precision.