The makers of meal-replacement beverage Soylent just announced the newest addition to their techie-loved product line: Coffiest. The new drink is intended for breakfast, and eschews the intentionally bland style of its predecessor Soylent. Rather, it tastes like coffee, contains caffeine, and is definitely not just SlimFast for tech nerds.
"Don't skip breakfast, sip Coffiest: a balanced breakfast and your morning coffee in one convenient bottle," reads the company's website. "Our plant-based formula provides 20% of your daily nutritional requirements and the same amount of caffeine as a cup of coffee in each bottle."
Containing soy protein, algal oil, coffee, and something called L-theanine (an amino acid found in tea that "[reduces] the 'jitters' associated with caffeine consumption," Soylent helpfully informs us), Coffiest costs $3.09 per bottle when you sign up for a monthly delivery.
Founded by once-programmer Robert Rhinehart, who, interestingly, has recently been in the news after abandoning an "experiment in sustainable living" (a.k.a a shipping container) on a hill in LA, Soylent has run into some embarrassing moments over the years — like when it had to reformulate the mix so that consumers would fart less, or when critics said all the lead in the drink might be giving people brain damage. You know, stuff like that.
This is not one of those reformulations. Rather, this is an entirely new flavor that you can add to your Soylent regimen. Which, of course, begs the question: Did Rhinehart get sick and tired of having the same bland "meal" every day of his life?
Regardless, we look forward to the sure-to-be forthcoming Coffiest brunch parties.