October 1 (WNN) — The Miami Heat star announced that Jimmy Butler made his Bigface Coffee Company official Friday, partnering with e-commerce firm Shopify.
“Today we all look forward to the launch of the Bigface brand,” Butler said in a video posted to her Instagram story.
Butler told CNBC that he planned to launch the company on Friday to coincide with International Coffee Day.
Several new items were shown for purchase on their Bigface Coffee brand website on Friday. Limited release of 500 units. Including four varieties of coffee and irreplaceable artwork, are available for $500 each.
The website also includes a $25,000 preparation unit, which includes beans, a bean scale, a manual coffee grinder, an electric kettle, a glass Chemex, mugs, and more. Another package, the Mobile Espresso Station, is available for $100,000.
“I’m a big part of it,” Butler told People magazine. “I don’t want anyone to think I’m handing it over to someone else to do the work.
“I’m everything for what you put in, you’ll get out of it. People understand how much time and effort I put into coffee outside of basketball. It will help people understand how important this thing is.” “
Butler’s company gathered momentum last year, when the NBA season was suspended due to COVID-19 and resumed inside a bubble campus in Orlando, Fla.
He made coffee from his hotel with El Salvador beans and sold the cups for $20 a cup. Butler later trademarked Bigface and planned its official launch.
He told CNBC that he would first use the Shopify partnership to sell branded coffee mugs and other merchandise. He plans to sell more of his coffee beans at a later date.
Butler told CNBC, “After my basketball career, and people are like, ‘Man, what’s Jimmy doing these days,’ you know where to find me.” “I’ll be in my cafe behind the bar that makes coffee.”
Butler, 32, averaged 21.5 points, 7.1 assists, 6.9 rebounds and a league-high 2.1 runs per game last season for the Heat. The 11-year veteran’s salary is $36.01 million in 2021-22.
Butler has a player option of $37.6 million in 2022-23. A four-year, $184 million contract extension to the five-time All-Star in August.