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?
This is actually very similar to my reaction to coffee! Coffee by itself is orange on a black background and usually varies in shape and texture depending on the brand.
This image could easily be a dark roast (bitter) coffee with a tart fruit flavor and a little sugar added. No milk, though.