Runa is a Brooklyn-based social enterprise that makes beverages brewed with the guayusa(pronounced "gwhy-you-sa") "superleaf" and improves the livelihoods of Amazonian farming families through its supply chain. When brewed, guayusa yields as much caffeine as a cup of coffee and twice as many antioxidants as the leading green tea products. Revered by indigenous communities for centuries, guayusa is also consumed by native hunters before venturing into the jungle at night. Made from a tree leaf, not from a lab, Runa is "clean energy" that powers you through your day. Runa supports over 2,000 farming families and is pioneering a new way of doing business in the Amazon. Runa's products are sold in over 4,500 stores across the country, and are an effective alternative to the legiongs of artificial beverages and energy drinks on the market.
Clean Energy also means using the most natural ingredients as possible, while promoting sustainable agriculture and Fair Trade sourcing in the Amazon. It means providing livelihoods for over 2,000 indigenous Amazonian farmers and helping to protect the planting of over 200,000 guayusa trees per year in the Amazon.