Caffeine addicts of the world, welcome your newest brethren: the Pseudomonas putida CBB5. The bacteria, which I’m guessing is a slightly strung out variety, subsists on caffeine, breaking it down into carbon dioxide and ammonia.
The discovery comes via the University of Iowa where researchers found the bacteria in a flower bed, Scientific America reports. The discovery could lead to new medications to boost blood flow and treat asthma.
While Scientific America hails this discovery as a first — coffee drinkers will say it’s a fact they’ve known for years. My triple shot latte is the only thing keeping me alive some days.