Monday morning means lots of coffee for many overworked American workers. But, coffee takes time to brew and can be expensive and loaded with pesky calories.
Fortunately, science and marketing are on hand to keep the U.S. atop the worker productivity charts beloved by CEOs everywhere.
Inhalable caffeine will hit store shelves early in 2012, according to an article on Time.com.
AeroShot, a $2.99 inhaler that dispenses zero-calorie lime-flavored puffs of powdered caffeine to the tongue, already has “productivity-obsessed technophiles buzzing,” writes Time.
I don’t know who these buzzing people are, but hopefully none are supervisors in my building.
Each shot contains the same amount of caffeine as a large cup of coffee — 100 mg — as well as 100 percent of the recommended daily allowance of niacin, and vitamins B6 and B12.
AeroShot creator and Harvard professor David Edwards, who earlier created a no-calorie inhalable chocolate product called Le Whif, provides an unfortunate quote: “Frequently, the first time people do it, they laugh. There’s something funny about the act, how it happens in your mouth.”
Call me old-fashioned, but the allure of traditional caffeine intake is taste and the fact it doesn’t do anything funny in my mouth. And the only real exercise I get is the daily trek to the office coffee pot.
An atomized Earl Grey heresy has yet to be announced.