Thursday, November 3, 2005

Nestle Patenting Nestec, A Fermented Coffee Beer

From New Scientist, via Slashdot:
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A drink somewhere between coffee and beer could soon be on the menu. Nestec, part of the Nestle empire in Switzerland, has filed patents in every major market round the world on a "fermented coffee beverage" that pours and foams like beer, but smells of strong coffee and packs a concentrated caffeine kick...
Beer with caffeine is already on the market. See Beer Plus: Beer with Additives.

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