From espresso tonics to matcha, caffeinated drinks are getting increasingly creative updates. But clear coffee, the latest caffeine invention from Slovakian brothers David and Adam Nagy, is admittedly throwing us for a loop. Dubbed CLR CFF, the bottled beverage looks just like water but is made from "high-quality fresh roasted arabica coffee beans" and purified water, according to the website.
It appears that the duo has been harboring an intense dislike for the teeth stains left behind by traditional black coffee. "We are heavy coffee drinkers," Nagy told The Evening Standard. "Like many other people, we struggled with the teeth stains caused by it. There was nothing on the market that would suit our needs so we decided to create our own recipe." They describe the resulting product as a "refreshing ready-to-drink coffee which provides the boost but is low in calories."
According to the newspaper, it looks like water, tastes like a strong cold brew, and can be consumed cold or mixed into cocktails. What's more, it won't stain your teeth or your clothing, and it comes in large bottles that will last you all day. The brothers have kept the production method relatively under wraps, but have divulged that it's chemical-, preservative-, stabilizer-, and sweetener-free. They reportedly spent a full three months nailing down the formula.
No word yet on what this beverage smells like—which could definitely be a point of contention for the die-hard coffee drinkers among us. What's more, this bottled beverage takes the ritualistic aspect out of your morning cup of joe, which to some is more addicting than the caffeine itself.
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