Solid Coffee Bars Combat Waste
Latvian coffee-to-go start-up Coffee Pixels has developed a range of solid edible coffee bars that offer an alternative caffeine fix.
The bars are made using the entire coffee cherry, generating 80% less waste than is produced during the traditional picking and brewing process. See Trans-Industry Ingredients, part of our Future of Flavour Industry Trend, for more on product innovations that utilise coffee waste.
Coffee Pixels' resulting product is high in fibre and its caffeine content absorbs more slowly into the body, causing a slower release of energy over four hours, avoiding the spike and crash often associated with conventional coffee consumption.
Thanks to high levels of antioxidant-rich polyphenols and flavanols, other health benefits include improved brain performance, better digestion and a healthier gut microbiome. See New Architecture of Taste for more on microbiome-boosting product innovation.
The bars are available in two strengths that correspond to different coffee preferences: Cascara (for expresso fans) and Milk, for those who prefer a milder taste.
See also Smart Sustenance for further innovations in brain-boosting mood food.