Meet the Founders

March 1, 2019

We are co-founders Kathleen O’Brien and Heather Beach and we are on a mission to fuel, restore and awaken people through the healing power of plants. Welcome to our blog and thank you for coming to learn more about our organic energy elixir, Kafina®.

Kafina® exemplifies just the beginning of what we believe is possible by co-creating shamanically with Plant Spirit. This product is a gift from the Goddess of Coffee herself presented to Co-Founder Heather Beach in a shamanic journey in 2012. Of course, there is more to the story of how this company began that we would love to share with you.

While working together at Seventh Generation, Heather introduced Kathleen to the Kafina® formula as an herbalist and shamanic healer. Kathleen had sought Heather out, as she had just moved, started a new job, had 3 kids under 3 ½ and was struggling to manage it all mentally and physically. We can all relate to those moments in life where you just feel overwhelmed to do it all. But, Kafina® transformed Kathleen, fueling her soul but also her energy, mood and focus. It became part of her daily wellness routine as well as for many other people in the Burlington, Vermont community. Heather and Kathleen fell out of touch when Heather left Seventh Generation to pursue other opportunities and start a family in 2013. Fortunately, we were brought back together in 2018 and were inspired to launch Kafina™. This also ignited our bigger mission to fuel, restore & awaken people through the healing power of plants.

We have over 35 years of combined experience as innovators and leaders across all aspects of consumer products. We feel that our careers, that have brought consumers such beloved natural brands as Bear Naked Granola, Burt’s Bees, Seventh Generation, Sustain Natural and Sunsoil CBD, have also prepared us to bring Kafina® to market in a way that honors the consumer, Earth and the Goddess.

In your hands is a revolutionary, life-enhancing organic energy beverage. Named after the Goddess of Coffee, Kafina® offers extraordinary physical energy and mental focus with zero chemicals or crash. Known to many as the “best pre-workout supplement I have ever tried” Kafina® also replenishes mental stamina and feelings of emotional well-being. In a product category filled with chemicals, crash and plastic, Kafina® is an organic energy elixir gifted from the plants themselves during a shamanic journey. Also, to experience what Heather witnessed during this profound exchange, check out our video.

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