Coffee inhaler

Le Whif, makers of inhalable chocolate, have now launched a coffee inhaler. David Edwards, a Harvard professor of biomedical engineering, and Parisian chef Thierry Marx developed the breathable coffee and chocolate. From the NY Post:
Whifinhaaaa-1 The coffee hits consist of powder inside lipstick-like containers that are pulled open, inserted in the mouth and inhaled.

The sticks are sold individually for $3 or in boxes of three for $8 -- and each stick delivers 100 milligrams of caffeine, the equivalent of a cup of espresso.

A whiffer can get up to nine hits from an individual stick, depending on how hard they inhale.

"Coffee good to the last puff"

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      1. Stuffed in a burlap sack on a donkey’s back as it picks its way down a Colombian mountain trail?

        Brave choice.

    1. actually the particles are big enough to drop right in your mouth. they do NOT go into your lungs. it’s good to research before making negative comments.

  1. Millions of people all over the world suffer from a caffeine deficiency, but with regular treatment this can be controlled.

  2. wow. Its even sold and packaged like cigarettes. We’ll never see this on US store shelves.

    Still, even if you could sell it here, I don’t see the damn point it using it; has coffee gotten all that hard to drink?

  3. Ah, come on, this is just effete! If you’re going to inhale your coffee, just do it like normal people have since forever – grind it to espresso fineness or better, cut it into lines, and snort it. Or use a bump spoon. Same goes for cocoa.

  4. They should just take it another step and implement it into our office ventilation system… that way we can increase productivity by 10% or more lolz.

  5. Wow, that actually seems like a really good-*WHACK*

    Sorry, that was an idiot. He has been dealt with.

  6. So you all are saying that all those years of inhaling nacho cheese powder and powdered black cherry kool-aide were bad for my lungs?

  7. This is horrifyingly dumb, straight out of Wall-E. I remember hearing about Le Whif when it first came out, and thought (a) what a great way to generate more plastic waste and (b) what a great way to distance people from actually having any kind of food system literacy.
    ?
    “Do you know where chocolate comes from?”
    “Tropical countries with farmers.”
    “No silly, you are so old-fashioned, it comes from the clouds!”
    “It doesn’t come from cocoa beans?”
    “Heck no. Wise and wealthy scientists send robots into the sky to capture it in these plastic tubes!”

    That they’ve made an attempt to use recyclable containers doesn’t really mollify me.

  8. the quicker a hit comes on, the easier it is to get addicted to…when this no longer does it for the coffee addict the next logical step is to mainline it…imagine the profits…

  9. I look forward to that! Somehow the smell of freshly-grounded espresso cannot compare with its taste. I would much rather smell than taste.

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