26 Mar '13, 6pm
From The Brain of Bernson: Black Blood of the Earth @alexbernson @funranium #science
Caffeine is freaking awesome . Sure, the health effects of extreme caffeine intake are a little unclear, and a lifetime spent working with the stuff is most probably bad for you , but that doesn’t mean we can’t have some fun in the meantime! Enter Phillip Broughton, founder of Funranium Labs , who has created an intense vacuum-extracted coldbrew coffee concentrate with 40x the caffeine contained in “normal” coffee. It’s called “Black Blood of the Earth” , named after a deleted scene in the 1986 cheeseball classic Big Trouble in Little China. Mr. Broughton is a radiation safety scientist at UC Berkley by day, and when a Type II diabetes diagnosis left him unable to consume sweeteners, he decided to harness the power of Science to create a coffee without the bitterness. Now, part of me thinks he might be better off trying to find a well prepared specialty brew that doesn’t h...