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The Car-puccino, the Car that Runs on Coffee

Nicknamed the "Car-puccino," this converted 1988 Volkswagen Scirocco, chosen for its resemblance to the DeLorean time-traveling car from Back To The Future runs completely on roasted coffee granules. A team from the BBC science show Bang Goes The Theory built the coffeemobile and calculated that it can run three miles per kilo of ground coffee, or about 56 espressos per mile. More

Scrambling Eggs with an Espresso Machine

[Flickr: FoodMayhem] Typical of most wands, the milk-steaming one attached to an espresso machine can be magical. Jessica of Food Mayhem discovered this was the trick behind Gottino's delicious steam scrambled eggs. According to chef Jody Williams: Hold the jar underneath the steamer wand (milk steamer on an espresso machine) and let the wand dip into the egg mixture. Turn on the steamer and swirl about until the eggs are scrambled but soft and runny. The eggs turn out creamy, tasty, and melt-on-your-tonguey. Calling all baristas: when nobody's watching, go grab an egg, crack it into one of those mini milk-steaming pitchers, and report back. Just beware of the floating egg bits in the next latte order. Related What... More

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