Coffee to go…

My wife says I have a bad coffee habit. I am always making detours to get a cappuccino. At least for my travels, I don’t have to use heavy engineering to design my own coffee cup.

On the space station, zero gravity means drinking from a straw in a bag. One coffee addict figured out how to use a cup with surface tension and capillary action (or some fancy engineering). The Coffee Cup video was beamed from the space station to NASA.

Now, for those of us facing scorn for the price of our beverages, astronauts are over the top. At $10,000/kg to put anything into low earth orbit, those are some expensive beans. (futron.com, as of 2000. The price per launch is way higher today.)

Relative to those prices, I feel better about spending $15 on some good fair trade espresso beans tomorrow. Look for another review soon.