It’s not often one feels connected to a microbe. But if there were ever one I’d want to grab a cup of joe with, it would be the bacterium Pseudomonas putida CBB5. (Think that’s hard to say, just try repeating a hipster’s drink order.)

This tiny microbe can definitely hold its own when it comes to caffeine. In fact, a new study indicates it developed the ability to literally live on the stuff. (more…)