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Most people can’t properly function without getting their dose of caffeine in the morning, but for those who have coffee as part of their daily routine, acquiring a cup of java is fairly easy. You either make one at home using hassle-free gadgets or do a coffee run to the nearest shop before heading to work, right? But how do astronauts get their brew?
You’d think that being stuck in a confined space where anything not nailed to the wall floats around in zero gravity would rule out any procedure that involves getting hot liquid to stay put in a mug, but as it turns out, getting coffee is not entirely impossible when orbiting our planet.
In a short Youtube video, European Space Agency astronaut Tim Peake demonstrates how they prepare a coffee in the International Space Station. First he floats on over to a receptacle where they keep vacuum-packed coffee with cream sachets. He then feeds it into a slot on a wall that injects hot water into the flat sachet, causing it to inflate. Lastly, he inserts a straw into the pack and voila—hot coffee in a bag!
It’s probably not as satisfying as wrapping your cold hands around a steaming mug, but in space, you don’t have a lot of options. Makes you appreciate the simple things, doesn’t it?
Jam Kotenko is a technology reporter and graphic designer who specializes in coverage of Instagram, Facebook, and other social media apps. Her work has been published by Digital Trends, Bustle, and Gotta Be Mobile.