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04 November 2005 @ 09:43 pm
One for animal_co  
A new invention: coffee beer. Seriously.
Current Mood: impressedimpressed
Tygerstormteller on November 5th, 2005 06:34 am (UTC)
This is one of those "why the hell didn't someone think of that before?" situations.
Wog of Westminstergrassynoel on November 6th, 2005 12:29 pm (UTC)
I'm impressed too. Isn't science wonderful!
Rev. First Speaker Schol-R-LEA;2schol_r_lea on November 6th, 2005 09:04 pm (UTC)
My first thought on reading this was, "what's the big deal, Charlie Papazian published a coffee stout recipe over twenty years ago". I was glad to see that this really was something new. While fermenting coffee beans is an existing practice, that's done inside the fruit in order to enhance the flavor (I'd mention Kopi Luwak too, but that digestion, not fermentation). Actually fermenting liquid coffee like that is a really interesting idea. I do wonder what sort of yeast is used though - the patent page doesn't seem to mention it.
gwalla: king crimson fingergwalla on November 7th, 2005 12:02 am (UTC)
Probably because they want the patent to cover all types of yeast that could potentially be used in its production. That's the thing about patents: the more vague they are, the more they cover.