A coffee that keeps you hyper all day is in the works
This one goes out to all the coffee drinkers out there.
If you spend your days bowing down to the ever-popular coffee bean, Nestlé is right there with you. And yes, we’re talking about the brand behind those chocolate chips in your fridge, the Coffee-mate creamers that are sold in every flavor imaginable, and even the NESQUIK chocolate milk that’s synonymous with many a childhood.
To maintain their culinary MVP status, Nestlé is currently creating a new type of coffee, one that will prevent multiple cups of coffee from being a key part of your daily routine. This new coffee will keep your caffeine buzz going throughout the day, so your energy will remain consistent and won’t disappear when you least expect it. In other words: no more coffee jitters or coffee crashes. Huzzah!
According to Nestlé, scientists are collaborating with the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) university and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (ETHZ) to help develop this novel type of coffee. To do so, they are conducting research on cubosomes, which mimic the body’s natural structures to release nutrients or medicines in a timely fashion.
For the very first time, scientists are using 3D microscopy to look at the inside of cubosomes. They’re hoping to alter these structures by adding active ingredients inside them. Then, they want to revamp the cubosomes so they can choose when the ingredients are released within the human body. The EPFL reveals that this same process is already being used in the pharmaceutical industry.
Basically, this slow-release coffee is serious business—and could change our daily coffee routine for good. You’ve been warned.
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