Decaf Coffee Entrepreneur Wins UD Business Pitch Competition


KETTERING, Ohio (WDTN) – A woman from the Miami Valley traveled the world in search of the perfect decaf coffee for her small business, now University of Dayton is helping her business grow.

Centerville native Kait Brown started work on her caffeine-conscious business, Savorista, in 2016.

“I was in a pretty stressful job with some long hours, and on top of that my father became very ill and was diagnosed with cancer,” Brown said. “I realized that the caffeine in the coffee that I loved was actually amplifying that stress.”

Disappointed by the decaf coffees she tried, Brown and her husband, Daniel Fernandes, set out on a quest to Africa and South America until they found naturally made decaf and half-caf coffee that would become the premise of her business.

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