Despite cup-based scandals and weather that fits iced mochas more than peppermint lattes, things are really looking up for coffee drinkers. If you drink six cups of a coffee per day and you’re afraid your heart is going to explode, don’t worry! (Well, maybe worry a little bit, but also, be hopeful!) An organic chemist in Portsmouth, N.H. has created a coffee product called CoffVee that’s actually good for your ticker.
The new product is taking cues from your next favorite drink, red wine. The process — developed in the kitchen of UNH professor Glen Miller — infuses Arabica coffee beans with resveratrol, the same natural antioxidant found in the skin of the grapes used to make red wine. According to an article from the Portsmouth Herald, the compound is tasteless, so your coffee won’t taste like chemicals and it can help with diabetes, depression, Alzheimer’s, and cancer.
2015 seems to be the year when science gets on board with our beverage tastes. Miller said one cup of CoffVee has as many heart-healthy antioxidants as a glass of red wine. And the resveratrol in red wine can help raise good cholesterol, protect blood vessels, and reduce risk of diabetes.
While he considered adding the compound to different drinks like water and tea, Miller settled on coffee because of its vast consumption (and the fact that it’s a very lucrative industry). So suck it tea and water, you’ll have to wait your turn to become super drinks.