Stojo Stories

We're With the Ban - Stojo's Team Sounds off Our Reusable Habits

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We always say that little actions add up to big things. So good news, re-usable tote users of New York- we did it! Starting March 1, 2020, any shopping center that charges sales tax (we’re looking at you grocery and retail stores) can no longer pack up your goods in those disposable plastic bags. 

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Hidden Grounds - Blending Coffee with Heritage

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Feeling less than inspired while working at a large company, Spoorthi and her good friend Anand Patel decided to launch Hidden Grounds in New Brunswick, New Jersey, as a way to own her own business and stretch her creativity. Six years later, the duo now have five locations across New Jersey and a new concept called Simply Chai featuring the chai recipes they grew up with in India.

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From Illegal Roastery to Three Store Locations, Modcup Coffee's incredible journey

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Settling down with a young toddler after a whirlwind career as an art dealer, Travas Clifton moved next door to a coffee roaster in Toronto where he realized everything he knew about coffee was wrong. 

After diving into his new obsession and learning everything about coffee processing and roasting, Travas moved to New Jersey where he began (illegally) roasting his naturally processed coffee beans that he sold from a converted hot dog cart in 2013. His unique product quickly caught on and Modcup has grown to three retail locations including a converted 1969 Citron truck that was once installed inside the Mack-Cali building along the waterfront at Exchange Place.

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Introducing two coffees that will literally keep you up at night...

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For a real caffein boost, stop wasting your time with energy drinks or soda. Go with the world's strongest coffees. How does your goto caffeinated beverage compare to Black Insomnia and Death Wish Coffee, the world's strongest coffees? 

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BetaCup - Starbucks Sponsored Competition to Solve the Disposable Cup Problem

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When we started to look for a collapsible coffee cup back in 2011, we came across the BetaCup contest website launched in 2010 (www.betacup.com).  We reviewed all the concepts, but none of them did what we were setting out to do. It was a bit intimidating because we weren't designers and a lot of the competitors were designers and engineers. Still, we knew that our envisioned cup was exactly what we wanted and no one seemed to be working on anything like it.  Since then, we learned just how hard it is to develop a product from scratch. Especially something that...

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