You might be just as crazy about coffee as we are. Maybe you have a cup (or two, or three) every single day, or maybe your desk is a graveyard for mostly-drunk ceramic coffee mugs. If so, you might be interested to hear one of the latest food trends we’ve come across: edible coffee.
Edible coffee is coffee that doesn’t come in a cup; instead, you can chew it just like you would any other food. Most types of edible coffee come in a bar form, making it easy to toss in your bag while you’re on-the-go, but chocolate covered coffee beans are a popular snack as well. Here’s a little more information about coffee you can eat.
Benefits of Eating Your Caffeine
Though we’re in love with the ritual of drinking that first cup of coffee in the morning, there are some benefits to eating your caffeine.
In general, eating coffee (whether you’re eating coffee beans or coffee blended into a bar somehow) has the same effects as drinking coffee – just magnified. So right off the bat, eating coffee will make you feel alert, energized, and ready to tackle the day, and it might do so just a smidge faster than if you’d drunk your coffee.
Research has also shown that when had before a workout, caffeine can lead to reduced muscle soreness post-gym. This phenomenon is likely because caffeine blocks adenosine, which controls the perception of muscle inflammation pain.
Finally, depending on how you’re ingesting edible coffee, you might get more nutritional benefits than you would from your usual cup. For example, some coffee bars also include superfood ingredients like oats, coconut, chia seeds, and more. If you have a bad habit of skipping breakfast, edible coffee just might be your solution.
One thing to be wary of: just like that 4pm cup of coffee can keep you up all night, so can a few bites of edible coffee. Try to save your coffee bar for the morning.
We’re not trading in our ceramic coffee mugs anytime soon, but eating coffee every now and then does sound pretty intriguing. Curious to try some yourself? Edible coffee bars and thins can be found on Amazon, and they may even be stocked in your local Krispy Kreme or Walgreens. Most edible coffee beans or espresso beans come in the chocolate-covered variety and are available at your local grocery store or specialty food store.Back to Blog Home