Coffee is Coming to the International Space Station

Coffee is Coming to the International Space Station

In 2013, Italian astronaut Luca Parmintano was on board the International Space Station and reportedly said that the only food he missed on Earth was espresso coffee.

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Now, Argotec, an Aerospace company based in Turin, Italy, has teamed up with Italian coffee company Lavazza to create a machine to make espresso on board the Space Station.

Italian astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti, who is currently inside the Space Station, should be delighted.

The machine, which is called ISSpresso, is about the size of a microwave and works when water from a pouch and a capsule filled with coffee is placed inside of it and the astronauts hit a button that says “Brew.” Coffee is then dispensed a small pouch.

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According to David Avino, Argotec’s managing director, the company is also trying to develop small espresso cups that will work at zero-G’s to get the full at-home coffee drinking experience.