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COFFEE IN SPACE

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The Year is 2025, in Melbourne, Coffee Capital of the World.
The Space Agency managing Australia’s new international space station assembles a panel of scientists and coffee professionals to design a coffee-making process for space-travelling coffee connoisseurs.

Coffee-making in space however is a challenging proposition. How do you grind the coffee without coffee grounds flying everywhere? How does an astronaut drink a floating ball of hot coffee? What to do with the dead coffee grinds? Is space-made coffee even drinkable?

A Facilitator leads a ‘Hypothetical’, challenging the experts in an open forum to resolve the issues. Members of the public observe the role-play to learn about the art and science of roasting, grinding and extracting coffee in the extremes of space. The Audience is then invited to join the discussion.

This event is preceded by a public lecture in which scientists de-mystify the science behind coffee. After the event, members of the public are invited to taste and rate the different styles of coffee discussed, and discover with the benefit of microscopes how the different shapes and sizes of coffee grinds affect taste.



Please note this event is unsuitable for children under the age of 10.


See the flyer for program details.

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Thursday, 8 August 2019
Public lecture followed by coffee tastings

  • Albury/Wodonga - La Trobe University campus
    133 McKoy St, West Wodonga, VIC, 3690
  • Start at 4pm (duration 2h)


Friday, 9 August 2019
Public lecture followed by coffee tastings

  • Shepparton - La Trobe University campus
    210 Fryers St, Shepparton, VIC, 3630
  • Start at 4pm (duration 2h)


Sunday, 11 August 2019

Public lecture & forum, followed by coffee tastings

  • Melbourne CBD - Arts Centre Melbourne - The Pavilion room
    100 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne, VIC, 3004
  • Lecture - start at 1pm
  • Public forum - start at 2pm
  • Coffee tastings - start at 3pm


Sunday, 18 August 2019

Public forum followed by coffee tastings

  • Bendigo - Discovery Science & Technology Centre
    7 Railway Pl, Bendigo, VIC, 3550
  • Start at 3pm (duration 2h)


This project received grant funding from the Australian Government.

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