Re-imagining the coffee experience for microgravity
The goal is simple- to recreate the coffee experience in space. But how do we achieve that without gravity? We proposed a solution that leverages the centripetal force an object feels when it is in a circular motion, much akin to a centrifuge.
The absence of gravity should not be seen as a hindrance to creating coffee, but rather an opportunity. The behavior of liquids in space is unique and as such, should be celebrated. This speculative coffee machine can be used to create two or four cups of the special brew, making it an experience not only unique to space but one which is designed to be shared with your fellow space-travelers.
Project collaborators were Azlee Yu and Iris Xia.
Our faculty Advisor was Michael Lye.