PORTSMOUTH, N.H. — An organic chemist currently serving as chair of the University of New Hampshire’s Chemistry Department has developed a coffee that provides the same amount of antioxidants found in red wine.

The Portsmouth Herald reports Glen Miller’s Vera Roasting Co. infused Arabica beans with resveratrol during the roasting of its CoffVee product to achieve its heart-healthy effect. Resveratrol is the naturally occurring antioxidant found in the skins of grapes used to make red wine.

Miller first developed the process of combining coffee beans with resveratrol in his kitchen. He says each cup of CoffVee provides the same amount of antioxidants as a glass of red wine.

Miller says he considered adding resveratrol to tea and bottled water before settling on coffee.

The Vera Roasting Co. officially launched on Dec. 8.


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