Hearing the words coffee flour might immediately make you think of some caffeinated food gimmick, but the new product is about sustainability and health more than providing a java jolt to your favorite pastry recipes. According to BusinessWeek, the flour has a relatively negligible amount of caffeine in it and actually is five times more fibrous than whole wheat flours, while being completely gluten-free. Made from coffee cherries, the fruit that encases the beans that we commonly roast to make our morning joe, one former Starbucks employee has found a way to transform the fruit into flour, rather than just throwing it away.
Courtesy of Coffee Flour. It might look kind of like instant coffee, but it's really much more than that.