California Coffee Growers Turn to Cannabis Biotech for New Plants

Frinj Coffee, which hopes to make California a viable origin region for commercially produced specialty coffee, is turning to a cannabis-focused bio-tech company for plant development.

Frinj and Colorado-based Front Range Biosciences (FRB) have signed a letter of intent for a production agreement that will provide Frinj with more than 3 million coffee root cuttings between 2018 and 2022, the companies announced today.

FRB has its own roots in the cannabis industry, where it applies its in-house Clean Stock certification program for plant tissue propagation to guarantee to producers that each individual plant arrives at the farm disease-free, pesticide-free and consistent.

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