The Daily Brew



Getting Brave in honor of 9/11

As a native New Yorker, 9/11 shaped my coming-of-age. No matter how many years pass, I always get very quiet the on September 11th. I still can’t accompany out of towners when they want to visit the Memorial, so I tend to drop them off and pick them up later. Seeing the Freedom Tower from my apartment’s roof (or from anywhere that I catch a glimpse of it) consistently gives me chills and makes me...

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Brave Conversations... over coffee

Our world is at once supremely connected and supremely disconnected (and even, divisive). What if something that we do every day could make us more brave, creative, and inspiring leaders? What if there was a simple way to sustainably create change and equality in the world. Would you engage in it? Would you share it?  Coffee is the global symbol of connection - to others, to ourselves, and to the world we serve. Its simplicity and universality...

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The Boys are Not Alright

This article in the NYT called "The Boys are Not Alright" resonated with me on a deep, deep level. I read it and said, YES! THIS! I've been saying literally these exact words "we're failing our boys" since at least October to anyone who will listen. Yes, you know me for co-founding an organization that helps build confidence in young women, but the more I learn more about neuroscience, the clearer this thread becomes - there...

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Thanksgiving-time Thoughts

From the outset, this business has been a constant exercise in creating and letting go - actions that trigger totally opposite emotions, yet somehow always leading to further creation. Lately, it’s been about letting go of our old logo and coffee packaging to make room for the new (unveiling to come!)... but at first, it was simply about creating something from loss that would push me forward, to keep me from having to let go....

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Interviewed by Kathy Ireland on TV!

If you remember, a few years ago, Professor Doan Winkel, saw that the young women in his entrepreneurship classes were performing better than their male counterparts. Although, there were only a small fraction of the number of young women in this classes in comparison to young men. He was perplexed and set out to find out why. He asked over 600 women entrepreneurs, investors, etc. (including me!) why we believed young women weren't jumping in, and everyone said the same thing, confidence. At...

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What the Unimatic family is saying…

"The Unimatic changed my life. I somehow found an extra 20 minutes in my morning to perk my coffee and as a result, I’m more grounded, creative, productive and happy. The Unimatic is my daily miracle."

- Greg, family member of Unimatic #41

"It’s the coolest coffee pot in the world."

- Trevor, family member of Unimatic #50

"Thank you so much, I happened to see the program on Netflix called Coffee for All. As you refer to my net coffee pot as a "her" she will be appropriately named "Grace" after my grandmother who gave me my first percolator coffee pot at the age of 18. Now as I brew coffee in the mornings I will think of my grandparents more often."

- Joe, family member of Unimatic #392

"I am truly happy with the Unimatic. A perfect cup of coffee and the story that goes with it even makes it more enjoyable."

- David, family member of Unimatic #418

Thank you dearest Elisabeth for being the much needed catalyst for change. For sharing your remedy for our home life that has been suspended after much trial and trauma. We laughed, shared, marveled and lingered the table discussing your father’s creation. We spent time together as a family, enjoying the newness of what is usually the mundane. Creating your shared legacy... a cup of coffee. The Unimatic made our house a home... long gone are the quick days of the Keurig or nearest coffee shop. We look forward to spending tomorrow morning with Brunetta.

- Monica, family member of Unimatic #329