Project Description

Recreating sustainable coffee without the beans

Compound Foods is an early-stage food tech startup leveraging food science, fermentation, and synthetic biology to recreate coffee without coffee beans. The result is a beverage with the same flavors, aromas and benefits of coffee without the negative environmental and humanitarian impacts.

Coffee is one of the most consumed and most polluting products in the world. 140 liters of water are needed to produce one cup of coffee and one kg of coffee produces 17kgs of C02 equivalents. Compound aims to create a sustainable coffee that reduces the negative environmental impact on the planet and ensures there is coffee for the foreseeable future.