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There's Finally A Drink That's Basically Coffee And Breakfast In One


It sounds too good to be true, but you can get a cup of coffee and breakfast (kind of) out of a new beverage from Soylent called Coffiest.

If you've never heard of Soylent, it's a meal replacement drink that was launched two years ago and is widely popular among folks in Silicon Valley and other busy people in general.

It's a great solution for those days when you're so "go, go, go" that you don't even have time to think about food, let alone eating.

Soylent's mission is to give everything your body needs to function condensed into one drink. Its original product contains 20 percent of the different nutrients you need each day in one 400-calorie bottle.

So, you'd need to drink five bottles a day to get the right amount of vitamins and nutrients on a standard 2,000-calorie diet.

It's as efficient as it sounds, and some people swear by it because eating and enjoying food is just a plain waste of precious time.

Now, Soylent is upgrading with Coffiest, which includes 150 milligrams of coffee plus 75 milligrams of an energy supplement called L-Theanine. So no, this isn't your ordinary caffeine fix.

The amount of caffeine in it is equivalent to a small 8-ounce cup of coffee.

Even though it's supposed to be a breakfast thing, I'm sure you can drink Coffiest in the place of any meal. Whatever floats your super busy boat.

Soylent products aren't known to taste the best, but they can be very practical. According to Reddit, it's actually quite good if you add some cocoa and espresso to it.

My brother, who is a startup founder, tried Soylent 2.0 for a few weeks, and while it saved him time, he said it tasted pretty gross.

But who has time for food that tastes good when you're building apps and stuff? Obviously not him.

We haven't tried it yet, but Coffiest sounds like it covers all your bases. You have your vitamins, your protein, your caffeine and your energy. What else do you need?

The answer is nothing. And that's exactly what Soylent aims to do.

Because having a cup of coffee and eating breakfast takes way, way too much time. I'm not going to lie: Sometimes, I'm almost late for work because I'm so busy in the morning Instagramming my breakfast, which takes 10 minutes to make.

I guess that wouldn't be an issue if I could just grab some Coffiest and throw it in my bag.

Citations: Soylent's New Creation Is Coffee and Breakfast in a Bottle (Wired)