Dave Arnold is joined by the team behind BKON on this week’s episode of Cooking Issues!. Coming from a 3rd generation coffee roasting company, founders Dean and Lou Vastardis have been immersed in the specialty beverage industry since their childhood. In 2007, Dean began to investigate some non-traditional coffee brewing methods inspired by how chefs speed marinate proteins. Ground coffee and hot water eventually found their way into an airtight food storage canister modified with a tire valve and connected to a vacuum pump. After three years of in-house product development the brothers realized they cracked the code on much more than a cup of coffee. This program was brought to you by Heritage Foods USA.