Astronauts Can Now Brew Fresh Coffee In Space

Before you jump the gun and say that astronauts get to eat the coolest foods, like Dippin' Dots, and bob for floating potato chips in zero gravity, remember that they also have to drink everything from bags through straws. Until now, according to Co.Exist.

NASA has created a way for astronauts to drink coffee from an open container using coffee pods and a specially designed and weirdly shaped cup. Hamburg, Germany, may have banned these pods, but space coffee can now be enjoyed by every person, and possible alien, at the International Space Station.

Similar to the concept of the French press, spacemen and women brew the coffee by placing the pod into the base of the cup and pushing hot water through the grounds, making coffee.

Check out the video below and watch how a cup of coffee gets brewed in space.