For years, astronauts aboard the International Space Station have had to endure one particularly brutal aspect of living in space: instant coffee.
As Wired reports, the rocket is delivering Lavazza's ISSpresso machine, specially designed to operate in the low-gravity conditions of the space station. The machine (built for Italian astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti) has a steel steam pipe built to withstand much higher pressures than the plastic tubing normally used. It also shoots the espresso into a small bag, which astronauts will drink from with a straw, since the hot liquid would otherwise float out of a cup.
A machine was initially set to arrive in November, but was destroyed when a resupply rocked exploded just after liftoff.