Coffee and a bagel take on new meaning

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The Espresso Buzz Bagel is one of six Boosted Bagels being introduced at Einstein Bros.

Considering nearly nobody drinks just an eight-ounce cup, and these only contain one third of the amount of caffeine as a cup, these bagels are pretty weak for a normal to heavy coffee drinker. That means it would take three of these babies to give you the same kick as a cup of java, but, if you're looking to scale back your coffee addiction, this could be a pretty smart alternative.

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The bagel consists of "brown sugar thick-cut bacon, cage-free eggs, cheddar and butter". For comparison, a shot of espresso has about 64 milligrams of caffeine, while a regular cup of coffee has about 95 milligrams.


According to Teen Vogue, the caffeinated bagel is an effort to appeal to millennials "attracted by the smoother flavor and artisanal characteristics and third- and fourth-wave coffee". In Fox's taste test, one person described it as "chewy coffee", and another said it was "insanely bitter".

Einstein Bros. Bagels is dropping two other boosted bagels as well.

The java-laced bagel is part of the company's new Boosted Bagels line, which also features an oat-topped Cherry Chia Bagel and Savory Parm Bagel.

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