Expo East 2012 Booth Check-In: Runa

Fresh off a $3 million round of financing, Brooklyn-based Runa showcased its line-up of ready-to-drink and loose Guayusa products at last week’s Natural Products Expo East show. In this quick video, BevNET CEO John Craven speaks with Runa co-founder Dan MacCombie about the company’s rapid growth over the past year, plans for new distribution on the West Coast, and supporting Runa current retail presence, which is based mostly in the Northeast.

MacCombie also discusses the importance of supporting Runa’s Guayusa suppliers and its rainforest conservation efforts in Ecuador, and how the company intends to increase awareness and exposure of Guayusa, a plant that processed and brewed like tea and known for its high caffeine content.