Driven to Espresso: Drive-through Coffee Stands in the Northwest

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Monday, June 30, 2014

These spaced-out baristas must be driven to espresso, too

If you're like me, you have probably never given serious thought to becoming an astronaut. Especially after watching Gravity. And naturally, like me, the main reason you didn't want to spend a lot of time in outer space, was because of the lack of a decent cup of espresso.

We are all going to be very happy to know, therefore, that some Italians have finally stepped up to the challenge of brewing up some serious espresso in zero gravity.

Argotec, an Italian aerospace firm that is a leader in the space food sector, ASI, the Italian space agency, and—most importantly in my opinion—Lavazza teamed up on the project to deliver actual espresso in space. I suppose there might be a little more to the technical challenges than what I experience every time I try to make decent frothed milk.

I'm so glad astronauts, whether or not they are Italian like Luca Parmitana, will have truly out-of-this-world espresso.

I have two questions on my mind, though. Will there ever be an espresso drive-through (or fly-by) and will they really use recycled urine.


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