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Brandeis University Announces Par-baked Coffee Bean Flour Licensing Deal, Introducing another Functional Ingredient to the Food Industry

Brandeis University Announces Par-baked Coffee Bean Flour Licensing Deal, Adding another Functional Ingredient in  the Food Industry

Waltham, MA - In an exciting development for the food industry, and potentially for personal care and wellness industries, Brandeis University has officially announced a groundbreaking licensing agreement for JavaPower Coffee Bean Flour, an innovative ingredient set to be the next on-trend ingredient in the food and nutrition sector as a natural source for antioxidants. Greenwood Innovation, LLC is now the exclusive licensee for this coffee bean-based ingredient, and the sole provider of JavaPower to food & beverage manufacturers, commercial bakeries, food service and other developers of functional food products. This deal reflects the Brandeis University Innovation Center’s continued commitment to fostering innovation and promoting healthier food alternatives on a global scale.

JavaPower® Coffee Bean Flour is a unique, versatile ingredient derived from coffee beans through a patented par-baking and milling process developed by Dr. Dan Perlman. Dr. Perlman, a renowned inventor known for his role in creating Smart Balance margarine along with Prof. KC Hayes, and the cholesterol-reducing phytosterol ingredient for oat bars has once again made waves with another functional food ingredient. The uniqueness of this product comes from having significantly higher amounts of beneficial antioxidants as compared to regular roasted and milled coffee beans. The product harnesses the inherent antioxidant benefits and natural caffeine boost of coffee, offering a novel way to enrich a wide array of foods including bread, snacks, breakfast foods, energy bars, dough, and more.

Key Features and Benefits of JavaPower® Coffee ‘Bean Flour:

  • High in Antioxidants: Offers a rich source of antioxidants, contributing to a healthier diet and promoting wellness.
  • Gluten-Free: Makes it an ideal ingredient for those with gluten sensitivities.
  • Easy to Use in a Range of Recipes: Designed to seamlessly integrate into various recipes and food products with little or no effect on taste, appearance or aroma.
  • Allergen-Free: Ensures a safe option for individuals with common food allergies.
  • Promotes Energy, Health & Wellness: A functional ingredient that supports a balanced and energetic lifestyle.

“The introduction of JavaPower®, Coffee Bean Flour to the commercial food industry is a testament to Brandeis University's ongoing efforts to bridge the gap between nutrition, health, and innovation,” says Executive Director of the Office of Technology Licensing and Associate Provost for Innovation Rebecca Menapace.

“This ingredient not only offers a sustainable and health-conscious alternative for food manufacturers but also opens up new possibilities for consumers looking to incorporate the benefits of coffee into their diets in exciting and delicious ways,” adds Kathy Cioci, Principle of CIO Enterprises, an affiliate of Greenwood Innovation. “We believe JavaPower® Coffee Bean Flour will inspire a new wave of innovative food products that consumers can feel good about."

"I am thrilled to bring JavaPower® Coffee Bean Flour to the market," said Dr. Dan Perlman. "My goal was to create an ingredient that not only enhances the nutritional profile of foods but also contributes to the global demand for sustainable and health-promoting ingredients.”

JavaPower® Coffee Bean Flour is available to the food industry, promising to inspire a new generation of healthier food products. Contact for project specific information and to request a sample.  Brandeis University is proud to be at the forefront of this culinary innovation, further cementing its reputation as a leader in research and development that positively impacts society.

About Brandeis University:

Brandeis University is a private research university located in Waltham, Massachusetts. Known for its rigorous academic programs and commitment to social justice, Brandeis fosters a vibrant community of scholars dedicated to making a meaningful difference in the world. Through its innovative research and partnerships, Brandeis continues to advance knowledge in various fields, including science, technology, the arts, and humanities.

For more information about JavaPower® Coffee Bean Flour and Brandeis University's licensing agreement, please contact:

To use JavaPower in your products or request an R&D sample: or

To learn more about Brandeis Innovation and technologies available for licensing, please contact Rajnish Kaushik, PhD, MBA, Brandeis Director of Licensing and Strategic Alliances: