Costa Rica is facing a crisis. One that affects us all.
Up to 50% of its coffee-producing land will no longer produce
coffee in a decade.
Just last year, after battling drought, Brazil, which
produces 40% of the world’s coffee, suffered two frosts in a month, threatening
coffee supply worldwide, and seeing prices surge.
Maricel Saenz, Founder of Compound Foods, has a solution, using biotech to brew delicious, sustainable, beanless coffee.
By recreating what happens on a farm in the lab, using food science and fermentation technology, Compound grows microbes that produce 'coffee' with nuanced aromas, acidity and sweeter tones.