Getting Roasted: Scientists Make Booze From Coffee

August 6, 2013


In damning news for my future, scientists have successfully fermented used coffee grounds to create a 40% alcohol booze that smells and tastes like coffee but gets you drunk and makes you not show up for work in the morning. I can see it now:

Boss: Where's GW? We're supposed to have a meeting in ten minutes.
Worker: Haven't you heard? They invented coffee booze.
Boss: God almighty. Post an application for his job online.

Thanks to Pyrblaze, who agrees if there's one thing people should drink more of in the morning, it's definitely not booze.

  • Dennis Bauer

    no more Irish coffee?

  • I'd just put vodka in a coffee. Easier.

  • Will Mckenzie

    Did we miss the part where they added sugar to the liquid before the yeast? This isn't liquor from coffee this is sugar fermentation in my uncle's super saver coffee recipe.

  • Forblat

    "Next, the team mixed in yeast cells, let the concoction ferment, and
    concentrated the sample to get a higher alcohol content. (A similar
    process is used to produce other distilled beverages such as whiskey and
    rum from wheat and molasses.)"

    Yes, it's called fermentation and distillation, the former has been around for thousands of years, the latter for over 1,000. MAGIC.

  • Biblical Violence

    Or you could grab a Stone Brewery Espresso Russian Imperial Stout. Delicious.

  • You think booze from coffee is cool, try making booze in a toilet from apples, old bread and a 9v battery. Actually don't do that. Don't ever do that.

  • WhiteEagle2

    "...most of the caffeine, says Giridharan, “disappears in the brewing process.”"


  • Max Baldwin

    There is a god!

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