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Coffee in Space

Coffee-making in space is a challenging proposition. How do you grind the coffee without coffee grounds flying everywhere? How does an astronaut drink a floating ball of hot coffee? What to do with dead coffee grounds? Is space-made coffee even drinkable?

When: Friday, August 9 2019. 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
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Where: La Trobe University - Shepparton campus
210 Fryers Street, Shepparton, VIC, 3630
Topic: Innovation and technology
Cost: Free
Bookings: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/coffee-in-space-tickets-62414827429
Attachments: Coffee in Space Flyer

The year is 2025, in Melbourne, Coffee Capital of the World. The Space Agency managing Australia’s new international space station assembles a panel of scientists and coffee professionals to design a coffee-making process for space-travelling coffee connoisseurs.

Coffee-making in space, however, is a challenging proposition. How do you grind the coffee without coffee grounds flying everywhere? How does an astronaut drink a floating ball of hot coffee? What to do with dead coffee grounds? Is space-made coffee even drinkable?

In a public lecture scientists de-mystify the science behind coffee. After the event, members of the public are invited to taste and rate the different styles of coffee discussed and discover with the benefit of microscopes how the different shapes and sizes of coffee grinds affect taste.

See the flyer for program details.

Contact details:

Valentina Petelin
La Trobe University
Email: v.petelin@latrobe.edu.au
Phone: 03 9479 8922

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