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Italian Espresso Expands Into Spacei
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November 27, 2014 5:17 AM
Italian-style espresso coffee has devotees around the world, with a growing number of people abandoning a regular cup of coffee for the thicker brew. Now, Italian coffee machine makers are working to create a device that will be able to produce espresso in weightless conditions on the International Space Station. Zlatica Hoke reports.
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Video Italian Espresso Expands Into Space

Italian-style espresso coffee has devotees around the world, with a growing number of people abandoning a regular cup of coffee for the thicker brew. Now, Italian coffee machine makers are working to create a device that will be able to produce espresso in weightless conditions on the International Space Station. Zlatica Hoke reports.
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