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Coffee Flour Venture Offers Benefits To Bread Makers, Coffee Farmers

April 4, 2014: 12:00 AM EST
An innovative culinary idea has caught the attention of billionaire former Microsoft exec – and foodie – Nathan Myhrvold and his investment firm, Intellectual Ventures. Dan Belliveau, formerly of Starbucks, believes that flour made by grinding the dried pulp of the fleshy coverings of coffee beans – normally discarded as waste – offers significant benefits. It contains caffeine, for one, and it can be used as a fiber- and protein-rich, gluten-free supplement to other flours, because of its good binding qualities. Coffee flour made from an undesirable waste product could give coffee farmers an extra source of revenue and make coffee production more environmentally palatable. Fluctuating coffee prices combined with a spreading disease known as "coffee rust" fungus have ruined many Central American coffee farmers.
Ángel González, "A cup of coffee flour may hit the spot for Seattle startup", The Seattle Times Company, April 04, 2014, © The Seattle Times Company
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