July 19, 2012 — Almost everyone in the United States drinks some kind of caffeinated beverage daily. Whether it’s coffee, tea, a soft drink or an energy drink, you’re consuming caffeine, and that means you’re consuming these crystalline xanthine alkaloids. This photo is a false-colored image of caffeine crystals taken with a scanning electron micrograph.
Question of the Day
What do you get from this? Does it look like coffee when you drink it? Is it similar to your reaction to coffee?