The International Space Station is finally getting a coffee machine. No more dry powders mixed with water. There are about to be real, hot, brewed cups of espresso in space.
Italian aerospace company Argotec and Italian coffee maker Lavazza, in collaboration with the Italian Space Agency, teamed up to create the ISSpresso, a space-friendly coffee maker that works much like a Keurig, in which hot water is poured through a capsule of espresso or coffee.
Its creators claim that espresso coffee is what Italian astronauts miss most aboard the station. (Even more than gravity? Italians must really like their coffee.)
"Italian coffee is a beverage without borders," Giuseppe Lavazza, vice president of Lavazza said in a statement. "And we have been thinking about taking the espresso into space for some time."
"In fact, today we are in a position to overcome the limits of weightlessness and enjoy a good espresso — the indisputable symbol of made in Italy products — on board the InternationalRead More »from The International Space Station is finally getting an espresso machine