So This Is What Space Coffee Brewed With Pee Looks Like

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Good to the last drop! NASA Astronaut Scott Kelly has just posted this photo of a perfect ball of orbital coffee on Facebook. (And on Twitter. And on Instagram.)


This tiny bowling ball is a large drop of freshly brewed espresso sitting peacefully at the end of a drinking straw in the form of an exquisite sphere thanks to the microgravity environment, where free floating liquids can take shape of a perfect three-dimensional object, as one of the most accurate human-made spheres.

I guess the world’s most expensive coffee—the Kopi Luwak, made of beans eaten and defecated by the Asian palm civet—has a new rival. Coffee made onboard the International Space Station using water from the water recycling system of the space station—including recycled human urine—is definitely more unique and much more expensive.


2 Wheels awesome!

They have now created an endless vicious cycle of urine-coffee-urine-coffee.... this can only end one way...super powers.