Java in space: ISS gets an espresso machine

June 16, 2014 3:58 PM

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According to CNet, the chance to get a cup of decent coffee in the multi-billion dollar space station has been a collaborative effort between the Italian coffee producers Lavezza and Argotec, one of the companies who produces the vacuum-packed food sent by the European Space Agency (ESA) into space.

Of course, a highly-complicated coffee-grinding machine is a little impractical outside of the influence of zero-gravity, but this specially designed machine uses capsules, much in the same way used by the popular Nespresso brand.

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