But this Midtown coffeeshop is doing the unthinkable–they’re serving up a cup of coffee sans the coffee beans!
Scientists at Seattle-based Atomo Coffee recently put their (likely sufficiently caffeinated) minds together and created a drink that’s the same as coffee on a molecular level, but is made without using any coffee beans.
The coffee came about when Atomo set out to “tackle supply chain and sustainability issues plaguing the coffee industry,” reads their website. They wanted to create a great tasting coffee with the same molecular structure and brewing rituals using widely available natural and upcycled ingredients.
Their espresso, for example, is made using date seed, ramon seeds, sunflower seed extract, fructose, pea protein, millet, lemon, guava, defatted fenugreek seeds, caffeine, and baking soda.
What they ended up with was a drink that is sustainable, tastes like coffee, and can be enjoyed the same way you normally have your coffee–with milk, without milk, however you like!
Currently, Atomo’s beanless coffee is being brewed exclusively at Gumption Coffee’s Midtown location–Australian roasters of specialty coffee–so us lucky New Yorkers can get the first sip.
Whether you’re down for trying beanless coffee or not, you can learn more about it on Atomo’s website.
📍 Gumption Coffee –106 W 45th Street