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AeroShot delivers aerosol caffeine hit without the calories or coffee breath

The AeroShot provides an aerosol caffeine boost
The AeroShot provides an aerosol caffeine boost
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The AeroShot delivers a caffeine energy boost
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The AeroShot delivers a caffeine energy boost
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Punters trial the AeroShot
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The AeroShot provides an aerosol caffeine boost
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The AeroShot provides an aerosol caffeine boost
The pull-and-puff AeroShot
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The pull-and-puff AeroShot
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AeroShot delivers a caffeine energy boost
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AeroShot delivers a caffeine energy boost
The pocket-friendly AeroShot
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The pocket-friendly AeroShot
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The AeroShot caffeine delivery system

Science fiction movies would have us believe that, in the future, pills (or possibly green wafers) will meet all our nutritional needs, but Harvard professor David Edwards sees things a little differently. Having already introduced the Le Whif chocolate inhaler, Edwards has now turned his attention to the world's most widely consumed psychoactive drug - caffeine. The AeroShot Pure Energy delivers a fine powder containing vitamin B and 100 mg of caffeine that dissolves instantly in the mouth. That's around the same amount of caffeine found in one large cup of coffee ... without the calories or coffee breath.

The lipstick-sized cylindrical device works by pulling on the green end to open it then putting the other end in your mouth and gently puffing. Each AeroShot provides from six to eight puffs that can be taken at any time, anywhere. Initially, however, that anywhere will be limited to Boston and New York where the AeroShot will hit stores in January.

The pocket-friendly AeroShot
The pocket-friendly AeroShot

AeroShot is being released by Breathable Foods, a Cambridge (USA)-based company established in April of this year by Edwards and U.K. entrepreneur Tom Hadfield to "bring the aesthetic experience of aerosol cuisine to commercial markets." I'm not sure how aesthetically pleasing it would be to see caffeine junkies constantly puffing away on their AeroShots but, on a practical level, the company points out that, unlike a cup of coffee or can of energy drink, the AeroShot meets TSA regulations so it can be taken aboard commercial aircraft.

The Le Whif and AeroShot, along with the AWOL, means it's now possible to enjoy some chocolate flavor, get yourself inebriated, then try and sober up with a jolt of caffeine - all without a food or beverage actually passing your lips.

Via: Cool Hunting

13 comments
Slowburn
I can\'t count the number of times I bought caffeinated beverage to help with the last 50 miles getting home only to find between the time it takes to drink and then have the caffeine take effect to be within 3 miles of home before my eyes pop open, and then be unable to sleep for hours after getting home. If it gives near instant effect I\'m there.
Ger Gallagher
They didn\'t want to try and take Seattle first,then ;) Though I like the idea of a take anywhere caffeine Buzz,surely the pleasure of the habit is in sitting down and taking 5 with a Mug of Joe?
Brillig
What a useless invention. The whole point of coffee is the enjoyment of sipping it. For me, at least, the psychoactive effects are an unwelcome side-effect. As for chocolate, I don\'t notice any side-effect at all. Chocolate\'s main purpose is its taste and texture in the mouth and also its aroma. Are those duplicated by the inhaler? I think not.
James Forsyth
Brillig is right. It\'s just another fad.. Who doesn\'t like coffee breath lol
Ksee Cerise
Gosh! They can be sure all the architecture students and hard working designers will take puffs of that air-caffeine...!!!! When will it be marketed in France? I love the idea...!
Jeff Black
Thinking about the impact from an endurance sports standpoint, sounds like a winner to me!!
Ed
I can see this being a considerable issue for abuse! Imagine a bunch of frat-boys chumming it up huffing caffeine! Hey, how may le-Wiffs can you empty in 5 seconds!
Mr Stiffy
Coffee and caffeine psychosis(C) - my term...... What is wrong with crushing up 20 NO DOZ tablets at a time, into FINE powder with a mortar and pestle and sucking on them? I dread to think. Visions of Beavis and Butthead and Cornholio.
The Creator
First E-cigs now E-coffee next E-???
James Ng
The people who design this probably never enjoy sitting down for a conversation, reading with a cup of coffee. Their solution will change the traditional approach between man and woman getting to know each other from \"do you want to go for a cup of coffee\" to \"do you want to suck this\" - ;-)