A revolution in the coffee world.
The future of coffee begins with creating high-quality seeds and plants, as well as rethinking the best places to grow it. This is why we’re developing a system to scale-up production providing growers with uniform and vigorous coffee plant starts from the world’s most highly sought-after coffee varieties.
In order to produce coffee plants, we utilize tissue culture to multiply and develop somatic embryos directly from callus.
The entire process starts with field selection of unique varieties with highly desirable flavor profiles and growth characteristics that we initiate into our tissue culture lab for callus production.
We then leverage bioreactors and strict quality control metrics to exponentially produce genetically identical replicates in the form of embryos.
Once the somatic embryos sprout, they are transferred to the soil for acclimatization in our greenhouse.
Finally, rooted cuttings undergo a hardening process to prepare them for outdoor conditions before delivering them to coffee growers in the field.
This process allows Front Range Biosciences to produce an exponential quantity of uniform, flavor-abundant coffee varieties for growers to generate competitive returns. Not only will this permit growers to produce specialty varieties for the burgeoning market of coffee enthusiasts, but this will also offer the opportunity to grow in emerging coffee microclimates, such as California.
Coffee has traditionally been grown only in the “bean belt” of the tropics, between the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn. Historically, the finest arabica beans required high elevations, where the temperatures are cooler, allowing the beans more time to develop their distinctive flavor profiles. Through the development of California's coffee production industry, it is being proven that coffee can indeed grow outside of the bean belt. California growers are working with Frinj Coffee to create specialty coffees with unique flavor profiles by growing different varieties in the Southern California microclimate. As of the end of 2019, Frinj has helped establish over 64,800 coffee trees across 47 farms in California's ideal coffee growing climate between Santa Barbara and San Diego. And we’re helping.