There's a Huge Shortage of This Popular Beverage Ingredient

There's a Huge Shortage of This Popular Beverage Ingredient

A new report has revealed a shortage in the world's caffeine supply. From coffee and tea to soda and energy drinks, this news could seriously affect your day.

Andrew H. Sweet
Andrew H. Sweet
  • China is the world's biggest exporter of synthetic caffeine, reportedly supplying up to 70% of the U.S. market's synthetic caffeine product.
  • The problem is that in China, caffeine is a controlled substance, and since last winter, the Chinese government has been slow to approve an export license for their synthetic caffeine.
  • This primarily affects artificially caffeinated drinks more than naturally amped beverages like coffee and tea.
  • There's a trend that's seeing more consumers recognizing the benefit of choosing products that get their caffeine content from natural sources like green tea.

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