Brumachen Portable Coffee Maker Update | Shark Tank Season 12

The Brumachen portable coffee maker appeared on Shark Tank Season 12 and was unable to make a deal with the sharks. However, if you’re wondering what happened to Brumachen after Shark Tank, you’re not alone. Here’s a Brumachen update and recap of what happened during its time in the tank.

Brumachen Update After Shark Tank

Brumachen Update Shark Tank

  • Entrepreneur: Ross Smith and Kweku Larbi
  • Business: Portable coffee maker
  • Ask: $1,000,000 for 10% equity
  • Result: No Deal
  • Shark: None

The Brumachen portable coffee maker appeared on Shark Tank Season 12 Episode 11 and was pitched by founder Kweku Larbi and brand ambassador Ross Smith. Essentially, Kweku created a portable coffee maker that can be used in virtually any situation and can be plugged into a wall, car, or used with a rechargeable battery. Further, the coffee maker works with any type of coffee pod on the market.

Kweku shared that he was a civil engineer and came up with the idea after his workers were spending too much time going to get coffee while at remote job locations.

However, despite a great product, sales haven’t been great for Brumachen, with only $42,000 in sales to date. That said, during the Brumachen Shark Tank pitch, Kweku shared that he had also created a biodegradable coffee pod that will work with the machine, which he believed would help with sales. Further, Ross shared that his reach on social media would be able to get the company over a million free impressions with little effort.

None of the sharks were interested in making a deal, due to the uphill climb and $10 million valuation. So, Brumachen left the tank without a deal. In addition to the low sales, none of the sharks cared for the design of the portable coffee machine.

As far as a Brumachen update goes, the product is currently being sold on its website. If they take the suggestions of the sharks, they’ll likely spend the next few months working on a better design. Additionally, there may be some efforts to lower the cost. Further, the biodegradable leaf pods could be a whole separate business of its own. So who knows what will happen there.

If we get any news on a Brumachen update, we will be sure to let you know! In the meantime, be sure to check out some of our other company updates from Episode 11.

Further, for more Season 12 company updates, be sure to check out our Season 12 Products page.