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Pro-GMO Consumables Company Soylent Launches Coffee Product, Coffiest

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Soylent photo.

Soylent, the Los Angeles-based company that staged one of the largest food-related crowdfunding campaigns in history when raising $2.1 million on the open-source platform Tilt, followed by $20 million in Series A round funding, has launched a coffee product called Coffiest.

Like Soylent’s two other core products, a drink and a powder, Coffiest is a concoction of carbohydrates, fats, proteins and nutrients designed to be something like a complete, healthy meal in a single-serve solution, or, as Soylent describes Coffiest, “a balanced breakfast and your morning coffee, all in one bottle.”

The pro-GMO company‘s products incorporate bioengineered algae as a source of lipids and essential omega fatty acids, purporting that the bioreactor production method uses far fewer resources than traditional agriculture. According to Coffiest’s nutritional label, the coffee for the product comes in powder form, with the addition of “natural coffee flavor.”

Soylent photo.

Soylent photo.

“Each bottle of Coffiest contains 20 percent of the daily recommended values for all essential vitamins and minerals and a macronutrient profile of 47 percent calories from lipids, 33 percent calories from carbohydrates and 20 percent calories from protein,” the company said in an announcement of the product today. “Coffiest also includes 75 mg of L-theanine per bottle to promote relaxation without drowsiness and works in concert with caffeine to boost cognitive performance.”

The company is selling the product through its online subscription platform, in which various quantities from 12 bottles to 144 bottles are available monthly, working out to slightly more or less than $3 per bottle, depending on the volume order.


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