If you’re wondering how many ways humans can take coffee without looking ridiculous, this article is going to disappoint you wholeheartedly. If you’re in to people inventing batsh*t things, though, strap yourself in. Oh, yes, strap yourself in.
You’ve been to Starbucks and marveled at their insane selection, pretend-foreign sizes, and weirdly-delicious Biscotti. But now they’re launching something new: instant coffee. Coffee you can pour into a glass of water and then that tastes just like the real thing. They know you don’t have times to do things like “pay for coffee” or “work in offices with coffee already in them,” so they’re hoping you’ll buy a tiny silver holder that you can just dump in your water. But a Harvard professor, David Edwards, had an even better idea.
Coffee. That you can inhale.
Some of you might be saying, “I’ve had that before. It’s called crystal meth.” But you’d be way off. It’s called Le Whif. It distributes the kick of coffee without all that pesky drinking. You just put the Le Whif canister — which is about the size of a tube of lipstick –- to your lips and inhale. Like any other drug. It distributes 100 milligrams of caffeine, which is the equivalent of a small cup of espresso.
I can see a number of ways this could go wrong. As in, cops arresting people on the streets taking hits of espresso. Or people offering to trade you coffee for some sexual favors. But most workplaces already have someone who does that.
Le Whif is going to launch nationwide and abroad, very soon.