Jon Butt


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Jon Butt is a British entrepreneur. Jon started Blue Coffee Box in 2017 and is based in UK.[1]

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Company

Blue Coffee Box

Location

UK

Career

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Blue Coffee Box

Jon started Blue Coffee Box in 2017. They detail the beginnings of their company in their Starter Story interview: [1]

Q: How did you get started on Blue Coffee Box?

I have been running my own businesses since I left school (that means I have grey hair). During my travels in the USA a few years ago, I read about speciality coffee subscriptions that curated from various niche coffee roasters. In the UK, subscription services tend to only supply from the one roaster and are more for convenience of reordering rather than discovery of new coffees.

I was busy enough with other businesses so I asked my sensible business friends to talk me out of it. They all said “do it”.

Having told my son, Harvey, being 17 at the time and not wanting to be encumbered with a student loan after university, he suggested setting up something similar in the UK to pay his way through University and not be burdened with $65,000 of student debt. So, Blue Coffee Box was born in 2017.

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I was busy enough with other businesses so I asked my sensible business friends to talk me out of it. They all said “do it”.

I wrote out detailed cash flow forecasts and, even with my pessimistically low predictions, it still looked worth doing. Plus, I’d get a never ending supply of great coffee.

I’m not a firm believer of all the validation theories for a simple business like this that was not designed for mega growth or VC investment or an early exit sale. It’s easy to see the growing demand for specialty coffee and the UK was behind the USA. Nuff said.

So, my back bedroom was turned into a mini coffee factory with shelving and an incredibly expensive grinder and off we went.

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