About The Brand

Big Cat’s Coffee Journey

My name is Dan Katz (Barstool Big Cat), and I love coffee.


I’ve always loved coffee, but after becoming a father of two, coffee transitioned from a passion, to a source of life. I needed it to survive and get through everyday. I was drinking so much coffee that I felt like I should create my own brand - something that I loved to drink more than anything else I’d tried.

It confidently stands on its own, just as coffee should.

So, that is what I worked to do. Stella Blue Coffee is a premium blend of 100% Arabica, Rainforest Alliance Certified coffee beans that I hand selected for unrivaled taste. It confidently stands on its own, just as coffee should.


Why Stella Blue? Well, my dog Stella means the world to me. I rescued her from a PAWS Chicago shelter, and she’s been with me through everything. Two kids. Chicago to New York. Barstool‘s growth as a company. I felt like this brand name would be the perfect way to make sure that she lives on forever.


Welcome to your new favorite cup. Welcome to Stella Blue.


-Big Cat

Dog shelters + Stella Blue

PAWS Chicago

PAWS Chicago (Pets Are Worth Saving) is the Midwest’s largest No Kill animal shelter that has led the reduction of the number of homeless pets killed in Chicago by over 91% since its founding in 1997. 


PAWS finds homes for 5,000 dogs and cats every year and is home to the nation’s largest medical hospital for homeless pets which saves and provides treatment for dogs and cats in Chicagoland and from shelter partners in 13 states where pets are most at risk of euthanasia.



A portion of proceeds from every Stella Blue Coffee purchase benfits PAWS Chicago. Learn more about PAWS here

“We hope coffee enthusiasts will feel invigorated knowing their morning wakeup routines will help save the lives of homeless pets in need.”

Rainforest Alliance Certified

At Stella Blue Coffee we believe the only thing as important as buying the best coffee beans is buying the best coffee beans the right way. That’s why we went the extra mile to make sure our coffee is Rainforest Alliance certified.



Do your part to support ethically and sustainably sourced coffee by simply enjoying a delicious cup of Stella Blue Coffee.
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About Dan "Big Cat" Katz

Dan "Big Cat" Katz, also known as BarstoolBigCat, started working at Barstool in 2012. Through relentless blogging and podcasting, Dan, along with the other original members of the company, helped grow Barstool Sports under Dave Portnoy to the point where it was purchased, and moved to New York City in 2016. Dan's influence has been all over Barstool Sports for the past decade, most notably as the co-host of the number 1 sports podcast, Pardon My Take with PFT Commenter.


Dan’s daily life is as simple as it gets. He wakes up, drinks coffee, works, parents his two kids, and then gambles on sports way too late into the night, which means he needs more coffee the next morning. Rinse and repeat forever. Living the Dream.