zero g coffee cup


Morning Joe in Space

When drinking coffee in space, you’ll need a cup adapted to the behavior of liquids in zero gravity, naturally. Paola Antonelli, MoMA’s Senior Curator of Architecture & Design, discusses our latest acquisition, the “first object in our collection designed expressly for extraterrestrial use.” This zero-G coffee cup was designed by astronaut Don Pettit. Read more here.

[Don Pettit. Coffee Cup for Astronauts. 2008. Glazed earthenware. Gift of Samantha Cristoforetti. Study Collection]

Via the International Space Station:

First espresso brewed in space! ESA - European Space Agency astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti brewed the first espresso in space made by ESA’s #ISSpressomachine that was recently launched to the International Space Station. She drank it from a specially designed zero-g coffee cup that will not only help astronauts drink coffee, but also teach us more about fluids in space. Whether getting the last drop of fuel for a rocket engine or delivering the perfect dose of medication to a patient, there are real Earth benefits behind the brew.