Wize Monkey sets itself apart as a tea producer that uses upcycled ingredients to make its coffee leaf teas. The Vancouver, Canada-based business puts a special focus on helping farmers in Nicaragua make a living year-round by using all parts of the coffee plant.
The leaves of the coffee plant are incredibly rich in antioxidants, with a light amount of caffeine and a taste that's described as smooth and sweet. Some of the flavorful coffee leaf teas from Wize Monkey include Earl Grey, Minty Marvel and Mango Party, which boasts natural mango flavors.
Many brands are now coming up with creative ways to repurpose food waste into nutritious products with upcycled ingredients. Wize Monkey was among others like CocoBurg and ReGrained at this year's Natural Products Expo West in California.