|Press Contact||Kate Herling|
Slow Ride is on a mission to transport you to the highlands of Vietnam where our beans are meticulously grown and harvested, roasted by master Vietnamese coffee roasters and ready to drink in an instant. They strive to use the freshest ingredients, pay workers a living wage, and be supply chain plastic free and carbon negative by 2022. Join the movement, enjoy a cup of Slow Ride Instant Coffee today.
Kate started Slow Ride Coffee when she realized that her current pour over coffee routine was not going to cut it with a walking, talking, toddler. Kate thought instant coffee would be a perfect fix however much of the instant coffees on the market were either undrinkable or too expensive to be a regular habit. Given Kate's background in CPG, she decided to make her own instant coffee, sourcing from the Central Highlands of Vietnam. Slow Ride is the perfect coffee that can wake you up in an instant so you can focus on the more important things - like busy toddlers!
CEO & Founder
I had the idea of Tandem while I was 4 months pregnant. I was constantly lugging around my water bottle but not actually drinking it. Acutely aware of the benefits of drinking water and staying hydrated but I had a hard time constantly drinking plain water.
As an avid consumer of flavored waters and sparkling seltzers, I was searching for an eco-friendly, healthier option, essentially a drink mix so I could cut down on my packaging. However most of the existing drink mixes either had electrolytes (essentially added salt) which required added sugar and sweeteners. I couldn't believe there wasn't a drink mix that didn't have either out on the market! Hence the idea for Tandem.
While Tandem is a better-for-you product, I believed we can also be a better-for-the earth and better-for- community company.
My inspiration for Slow Ride Instant Coffee happened much the same way, where I knew there had to be a faster way to make delicious coffee. Slow Ride is on a mission to transport you to the highlands of Vietnam where our beans are meticulously grown and harvested, roasted by master Vietnamese coffee roasters and ready to drink in an instant. We strive to use the freshest ingredients, pay workers a living wage, and be supply chain plastic free and carbon negative by 2022.