When it comes to staying caffeinated, nothing is worse than hitting that midday slump around 3pm. You’re faced with an inevitable question—do you jolt yourself with yet another cup of joe (and risk caffeine shakes), or do you just simply push through the rest of the day?
Current dilemma: should I drink a fourth cup of coffee? Help me decide, Twitter.
— Meg Thompson (@NorthwestMegs) May 15, 2015
Fortunately, it looks as though this dilemma is coming to an end.
The experts over at Nestle Research Centre in Lausanne, Switzerland, along with École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne and University ETH Zurich, have created a single cup of coffee that will keep you going all day long. The secret? Slow-releasing caffeine.
According to Nestle, the science behind this discovery revolves around “cubosomes,” which are tiny capsules made of lipids and water molecules that can release nutrients (or in this case caffeine) in a controlled manner throughout the day. This means you no longer have to deal with those pesky “caffeine shakes” that typically come around after your third or fourth cup of coffee.
The study claims this new development could revolutionize caffeine, food, and supplements as we know it. This system is already being incorporated into pharmaceutical medicine to slowly release drugs in the body throughout the day. Helping humans and their coffee habits? Sounds like a win.