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Mugpods began in 2015 when co-founder Jack Bramhall was sat at his desk listening to his colleagues making coffee in their shared office Nespresso® machine.
Jack himself used the machine daily but wondered why you could only get coffee when other machines allowed much more variety.
After researching further, Jack was able to find an innovative company in Australia called PODiSTA. Engineered to work with all current Nespresso® coffee machines, PODiSTA created the worlds first Nespresso® compatible hot chocolate, milkshakes as well as a great range of coffee pods.
Very excited, the same day Jack spoke to our other co-founder Mike Parker about what he had found, Mike was onboard immediately as he was also a Nespresso® coffee lover!
Self funded - Jack and Mike were able to build an ecommerce shop, import from more than 16,000km away, store and begin distribution within a matter of weeks. Originally starting from a racked out garage at Mikes parents house, most parcels were packed and shipped in the evenings (as both co-founders were still working!). Due to the popularity of the products, Mikes Mum (Lisa) also ended up helping pack parcels daily.
Since then Mugpods has continued to grow, now with its own small office space + warehouse. Mike is working full time for the company and running the show - with a coffee mug in hand of course! Jack spends most of his time - with hot chocolate - maintaining the website and analysing spreadsheets to stay ahead.
The core of Mugpods success continues to be the fantastic tasting products from PODiSTA, the support of friends and family as well as Jack & Mikes focus on customer service and digital marketing. Clearly visible from being nominated for the Bolton & Bury "startup business of the year" award, countless 5 star reviews as well as a growing number of repeat customers