Runa is a Brooklyn-based social enterprise that brews beverages from the guayusa (pronounced “gwhy-you-sa”) super-leaf and improves the livelihoods of Amazonian farming families through its supply chain. When brewed, guayusa has as much caffeine as a cup of coffee, double the antioxidants of leading green tea products, and a smooth, clean taste.
Revered by indigenous communities for centuries, guayusa is also consumed by native hunters before venturing in to the jungle at night. Made from a leaf, not from a lab, Runa is “clean energy” that powers you through your day. Runa supports over 2,700 farming families and is pioneering a new way of doing business in the Amazon. Runa’s products are sold in over 6,000 stores across the country, and are an effective alternative to the legions of artificial beverages and energy drinks on the market.