The International Space Station has been receiving the most amazing food delivery since the early days of Uber Eats. The recent launch of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket for the ISS brought genetically identical mice, a spherical AI robot called Cimon, and the deadly coffee – the strongest coffee in the world – at the request of Serena Aunon-Chancellor, one of the astronauts.
The strongest coffee on earth is now the strongest coffee in the solar system.
The Upstate New York company created a weightless brew of powerful Joe for its Expedition 56 members aboard the ISS. The coffee has a whopping 472 milligrams of caffeine ̵
Astronauts I love fresh, hot coffee aboard the International Space Station, so much so that they designed and patented an espresso machine (the so-called ISSpresso machine) and the Zero-G coffee cup to facilitate their morning ritual.
Astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti is waiting next to the newly installed ISSpresso machine. The espresso machine allows teams to make tea, coffee, broth or other hot drinks. (NASA)
Not having to drink coffee out of a bag makes astronauts a big deal. Every coffee lover will tell you that it's important to smell good coffee. Astronaut Don Pettit was one of many who had enough of the sacks of coffee. So he made a prototype cup with overhead transparency in a teardrop-shaped container and poured the coffee into it. The design worked.
Yes, that kind of overhead transparency.
The zero-G coffee cup makes it possible to integrate the aroma of coffee into the taste. The rim of the cup uses the surface tension to suck liquid on the side of the cup wall, using the same principles that NASA uses for non-gravity fuel tanks … and the ISSpresso machine.
The NASA approved Zero-G coffee cup. Get yours at Spaceware.
Previously, astronauts brewed coffee (the pour-over style) to conduct fluid dynamics experiments. While Death Wish coffee is not the first freshly brewed cup of coffee in space, it still claims to be the strongest. Air Force veteran and astronaut Kjell Lindgren experimented with coffee to test how liquids can move in space without a pump.
Lindgren and Portland State University researchers went one step further and developed a single-serve coffee brewing system that brews in the cup.
Everyone who works will tell you that the little things make your time memorable. Being used in a low Earth orbit is no different.
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