Monday, October 26

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HotShot Coffee In A Can

Hot Shot Coffee on Shark Tank

Coffee In A Can - Episode 704 - 10/30/2015

HotShots seen on Shark Tank
Hot Shot Coffee In A Can
appearing on the next Shark Tank this Friday night.
 No matter where you're at in the world, chances are good you can get a cup of coffee. But a hot cup of coffee served in an aluminum can? Now that's a not-so-new invention coming to the Shark Tank in Episode 704 I never heard about, much less have ever tried. The HotShot Coffee Drinks look similar to an energy drink or an aluminum can of iced coffee found in most convenience stores. The main difference is the Hot Shot Coffee sits in its own heated display keeping the beverage at a consistent 140 degrees. Grabbing a Hot Shot Coffee In A Can instead of taking the time to make and pour a cup of coffee certainly would help save a lot of time.

The entrepreneur of the Hot Shot Coffee in a Can is Danny Grossfeld, who'll be appearing on the next Shark Tank Episode 704 this Friday night, October 30, 2015. Danny didn't invent the hot coffee in a can idea but first tried it on a trip to Tokyo, Japan in 2009. According to Grossfeld, selling great tasting hot coffee in aluminum can's is a $14 billion market in Japan. They seem to love the added convenience of grabbing a can of coffee compared to pouring one into a disposable cup. The store clerks also like this idea because they don't have to keep making pots of coffee throughout the day.

 Danny spent over four years and $1 million perfecting the HotShot Coffee in a Can for the US consumer. In April of 2015, Groddfeld was ready to take the product to market and chose a Kickstarter crowd funding campaign to prove the concept to the American consumer. Unfortunately, HotShot's didn't receive the publicity it deserved and raised only $8,600.00 from a $100,000.00 goal. Fortunately, this was also the time Shark Tank Season 7 Casting was just getting underway, and He wisely decided to take Hot Shot Coffee to an audition. Now over six years since this journeys began, the Hot Shot Coffee In A Can will become an Official Shark Tank Product this Friday night.

Hot Shot Coffee Reviews before Shark Tank Episode 704

The biggest obstacle Hot Shot Coffee has is convincing Shark Tank Fan's this is a better, faster way to grab a cup of coffee that taste's just as good as a freshly made pot. The Sharks initial reactions when they pop open a hot cup of coffee should definitively answer this question. Obviously, the convenience stores would be a great place to sell HotShots, but Danny also invented a small heated Hot Box for Home and Business locations. According to the Kickstarter page, you can buy 12 cans of HotShot Coffee and one Hot Box that keeps them at 140 degrees for on $99 per order. Personally I think the biggest market selling Coffee In A Can would be in vending machines where coffee is currently unavailable.

By all accounts before Shark Tank Episode 704 airing this Friday night, it looks like the Hot Shot Coffee Drinks seems to have disappeared shortly after the unsuccessful Kickstarter campaign. It also looks like Danny Groddfeld is a serial entrepreneur involved with several other businesses, and may have shut down this opportunity altogether. Who knows, now that Hot Shot Coffee will be Featured on the Shark Tank, maybe Danny will breathe some new life into the project soon.

Hot Shot Coffee Website
Twitter (Not updated since May 2015 ?)


  1. Did this article say that coffee is currently unavailable in vending machines? What that a brain fart? Need to jog your memory? Think rest stops, college campuses, hospitals, and court houses to name a few of the most common places I've seen coffee vending machines. I still agree it's a good market to halo after once their price point is worked out. Ppl won't pay x3 starbucks prices for can coffee.

    1. Maybe you should try reading the article again. It's referring to vending machines for the Hot Shot Coffee product and not "all coffee". You might also want to re-check the prices you mentioned comparing this to Starbucks before you really do have a brain fart.