TRADING CASCARA

A lot of the waste occurs at farm level, where wet fruit pulp and wastewater pollute soil and groundwater. Farmers struggle to make a living from coffee sales, yet they do not utilize the whole fruit, wasting 9 million tonnes of fruit pulp annually.

We only recently realized that cascara is a superfood. But if quantities are low, the transport costs are too high to make it worthwhile trading cascara. This is a huge barrier to developing it as a product.

We want to couple coffee and cascara shipments and build an infrastructure around it, to be able to trade cascara in Europe and increase volumes in the future.

Status
Pilot testing

Innovation partners

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