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It’s Alive!

For the first time in history, scientists have discovered a way to turn coffee waste into electricity.

Coffee farmers in the developing world use a large amount of water to turn raw product into the coffee we are familiar with. This leaves them with a major problem: too much polluted water and nowhere to put it.

A team of researchers in the UK, who have been working to decrease the amount of pollution generated by coffee bean processing, discovered they could use microbes instead of chemicals to eliminate contaminants from the water. As the microbes clean the water, they produce a small amount of electricity which coffee farmers can use as a supplemental energy source.

Now coffee is energizing the world in more way than one! And we can’t wait to find out all the new ways it will energize us in the future. But in the meantime, we’ll be getting our energy from coffee the old fashioned way. Speaking of, it’s time to brew another pot!