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University of Arizona alumni create successful subscription coffee box

Posted at 10:33 PM, Dec 08, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-09 06:58:51-05

An idea turned college project is now a thriving subscription business. University of Arizona alumni Connor Riley and Samantha Meis started Mistobox after graduating in 2012.

After getting a deal with Mark Cuban on Shark Tank in May 2013, Mistobox took off.

"It was like do or die, we didn't stop on an idea until we knew it was one that would last," said Mistobox co-founder Samantha Meis.

Mistobox is a coffee subscription service dropped right at your door. The company has seen about 100-percent growth every year.

"We just signed on the biggest roasters in the U.S.," Meis added. "We have the world's largest collection of specialty coffee — over 500 coffees from 50 roasters."

"It's cool to see there are people that have been around since the beginning that subscribed in 2012 and 2013 and have received over 500 coffees at this point," Riley said.

Meis and Riley both work remotely in Phoenix. Mistobox has a total of five employees.

No Mistobox employees touch the coffee. It's delivered fresh from the roasters straight to Mistobox customers.

"We want to make it so good people tell their friends about," Meis said.

Mistobox has several price options, all ranging around $20.

You can order and learn more about the company here.