Innovative Ethiopian Cascara Drink Wins Big

Innovative Ethiopian Cascara Drink Wins Big

Muna Mohammed's company, Eight50, is revolutionizing the coffee industry by introducing a refreshing canned drink made from cascara, the typically discarded fruit shell of the coffee bean. This sustainable approach has earned her the Coffee Association of Canada’s innovation award. Mohammed, whose family has deep roots in Ethiopian coffee farming, has created flavors like yuzu elderberry and pomegranate. Eight50 also emphasizes inclusivity and empowerment, sourcing directly from Ethiopian farmers and aiming to increase representation of racialized women in the coffee sector.

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