Despite how crappy your Monday mornings can be, a grande cup of cabernet sauvignon probably isn’t the best beverage to help you start your day. However, it’s now possible to enjoy the same heart health benefits of red wine in your morning coffee, thanks to science.
Glen Miller, an organic chemist and chair of the Chemistry Department at the University of New Hampshire, said he's created a patented process of infusing Arabica coffee beans with resveratrol, the heart-healthy antioxidant in the skins of grapes that are used to produce red wine, according to a report by the Associated Press. Each cup of the the benefits-rich brew apparently contains the same amount of antioxidants you'd get from drinking a glass of red wine. Needless to say, you'll experience a different kind of buzz.
Miller first developed the new coffee in his kitchen and is now hoping to bring it to market under the name CoffVee, via his small roasting business, Vera Roasting Company. So, in the unlikely case that you're not swilling enough cheap pinot noir at night or throughout the day, now you can make up for it in the morning without showing up to work impaired.
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Tony Merevick is Cities News Editor at Thrillist and drinks PLENTY of red wine, so this is probably unnecessary. Send news tips to firstname.lastname@example.org and follow him on Twitter @tonymerevick.