The world’s biggest patent troll wants to feed you caffeinated flour

The cup of coffee you drank this morning underwent a complicated process to go from solid to liquid, one that likely involved boats, planes, trains, automobiles, and maybe even a human being at the very end. But it all started as a coffee berry grown on a plant. They’re edible, but often discarded as a byproduct when the coffee bean is taken out and dumped into rivers or turned into fertilizer by legions of hungry worms. But now a pair of companies are trying to turn it into something entirely different: flour with a caffeinated kicks.

Often eaten by worms, not humans

It’s called Coffee Flour, and it’s the creation of Intellectual Ventures and the recently formed CF Global Holdings, an ominous-sounding company led by Dan Belliveau, a…

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