Try Not to Scream: a Caffeine-Free Coffee Shop Has Just Opened 


Thought we were all done with the scary tales? While this one has nothing to do with ghosts, goblins and ghouls, another frightening thing happened during this Halloween weekend. A caffeine-free coffee shop opened in New York City.

The Swiss Water Coffee Studio is a pop-up cafe where, according to the event’s Facebook page, guests will be “guided through a sensory experience that includes espresso, hand crafted manually brewed coffee and cold brew options.” — all without the caffeine. Attendees of the “Art of Coffee Without Caffeine” can learn all about Swiss Water’s chemical-free process which involves small batches, local water careful monitoring until the caffeine is removed. I wonder if visitors will have to sign a waiver of liability because this sounds scarier than a haunted house.

Quartz notes a 2014 Zagat survey showing 90% of coffee drinkers to prefer actual caffeine in their coffee, so it will be interesting what the outcome will be like. The pop-up runs until November 8.

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