Frinj Coffee is building the first commercial coffee growing industry in the continental US and earning a reputation for excellence among specialty coffee shops along the way. Chief Marketing Officer and Co-Founder, Lindsey Mesta, speaks to World Coffee Portal about how it’s being done.

California has long been the pantry of America, producing up to 90% of many fruits, vegetables and nuts consumed in the country. But among the luscious groves of guavas, avocados and finger limes growing across Good Land Organic’s estate near Santa Barbara, an unlikely crop gently sways in Pacific Ocean breeze. For the first time in history, coffee is being grown commercially on the US mainland.