Watch How Astronauts Still Make Coffee in Space, the Old Way

By Jamie Condliffe on at

You might have thought that by now astronauts were quietly sipping at steaming cups of Lavazza espresso when they wanted a coffee in space. But the reality is still foil-packed containers of pre-mixed “coffee with cream and sugar substitute”. Tasty.

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In this video, astronaut Tim Peake shows us how a cup of regular joe is made aboard the International Space Station. While NASA has, with Lavazza, developed a new espresso machine for the space station, the mundanities of real life mean that the old way of brewing up is, sadly for them, still alive and well.

[ESA via Engadget]

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