Just when you thought that coffee couldn't possibly get any better, a group of scientists and a massive transnational food company have somehow created a new type of coffee they claim will keep you wired and caffeinated -- all day. And it just might make your afternoon pick-me-up cup obsolete, which is just crazy talk.
As reported by Munchies, scientists at École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne and ETH Zurich collaborated with researchers at the Nestlé Research Centre in Switzerland to develop the innovative new brew, which they said eliminates the crazy high and subsequent slump after drinking coffee by actually slowing the release of its caffeine payload in your body. Nestlé claims this can be achieved through the use of "cubosomes," which are basically small particles containing nutrients -- in this case caffeine -- that take a while to break down and therefore will release caffeine more slowly. Think of it like lighting a sparkler (current coffee) versus a candle (this crazy new coffee), the latter of which results in a slow and controlled burn.
"We are considering what the next steps are now in terms of further research and future product potential," a Nestlé spokesperson told Munchies. "What if you could drink one beverage and enjoy the boost effect caffeine provides in a slow, sustained way throughout the day?”
Slow and sustained? That's practically our middle name. And to answer your question, Nestlé spokesperson, that would be a freaking miracle. We're waiting.
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Tony Merevick is Cities News Editor at Thrillist and hopes this stuff will also help prevent the sudden onset of the caffeine sweats, because gross. Send news tips to firstname.lastname@example.org and follow him on Twitter @tonymerevick.