Allison DeVane, founder and owner of Teaspressa
Founded by Allison DeVane Teaspressa is a leading beverage company and producer of the only coffee and tea hybrid beverage available in the U.S.
DeVane started as a coffee lover but experienced frequent headaches and side effects from drinking coffee, which inspired her to create a solution. With more than nine years of experience in the tea and coffee industry, DeVane launched Teaspressa in 2015 and created a propriety production process to make Teaspressa’s artisan and healthy tea blends. Teaspressa’s tea blends contain as much caffeine as an espresso shot, but provide consumers with the health benefits of traditional tea, making Teaspressa a healthy alternative to traditional coffee. Using DeVane’s patented Tea Concentrate Technology, Teaspressa’s tea blends have the consistency of coffee to create its signature Tea Lattes and gourmet coffee-inspired cappuccinos and macchiatos.
DeVane is pioneering gourmet tea preparation and creating the next generation of innovation in the beverage industry. DeVane launched Teaspressa with the mission to make a positive impact in the community and help people live healthier, happier lives.
Since Teaspressa’s launch, DeVane was featured on the popular television show, Shark Tank, and selected as a member of The Tory Burch Foundation’s Business Fellows Program. As one of only 10 women in the U.S. selected to be a member of the Business Fellow Program, DeVane is mentored by Tory Burch executives and receives access to capital, entrepreneur education, and mentoring and networking opportunities.
DeVane is also a member of Arizona State University’s Barret Honor’s College Campaign Cabinet,
ASU Entrepreneur Club, and the ASU Alumni Association, where she is actively involved in the business community mentoring young entrepreneurs to help them follow their dreams.
DeVane graduated from Arizona State University with a bachelor of science in marketing from the W.P Carey Business School, where she was a member of Barrett the Honors College and the W.P. Carey Academy. She also earned her minor in design studies from ASU.