A Harvard professor of biomedical engineering has created this little contraption that will give you a quick & convenient fix. David A. Edwards, has developed a product that may make getting caffeine into your system a little more efficient called Le Whif Coffee, Edwards’ java jolt comes in a biodegradable container about the same size as a tube of lipstick, and is ingested by inhalation instead of drinking – a strong reminder of the ‘drug’ nature of caffeine.
Le Whif is produced through a process called particle engineering, where coffee particles are decreased in size until they can be airborne. Then, those particles are packaged up in a tiny biodegradable canister that you can carry with you on the go. With about 58 billion hot paper cups used in the U.S. each year, Le Whif could theoretically cut down on waste if people opted for it instead of grabbing a cup at Starbuck’s and tossing it.
Not sure how it will catch on, because most people like the taste and fragrance of liquid coffee. It’s an interesting alternative. Le Whif is now available at Dylan’s Candy Bar in NYC and Cardullo’s in Boston as well as on the website if you want to experience it for yourself!