A future without coffee???
February 13, 2019 6:50AM EST
Climate change has finally gotten to your morning cup of coffee…Or in my case pot of coffee.
Within 30 years, half the land used to grow coffee beans won’t be capable of producing them anymore.
A startup company called Atomo is trying to engineer a fake coffee product that looks and tastes just like the real thing, but doesn’t use beans.
The stuff they came up with is liquid, but they are also trying to make fake ground coffee for people who like brewing their own coffee at home.
What are they using to make it?
Watermelon seeds and the shells of sunflower seeds to get the texture.
Atomo is also trying to “engineer” coffee by taking the bitterness out of a cup of joe so you can skip the cream and sugar.