Thank you, Science!

Ok, so the first decade of the 21st century is already behind us, and still where are the jetpacks? Where are the flying cars?

Here a jetpacked George Michael Bluth battles the Mole Man. But where can you find a jetpack of your own?

Well, sure you can see a flying car at every Blazers‘ game, but not to spoil the illusion, it’s really just a balloon.

Flying Car! by uncleboatshoes.
Yeah, this car flies but the doors don't open!

Now, however, science and COFFEE comes to the rescue. Well, not in the jetpack or flying car sense, but to the rescue of 21st century technological disappointments. It’s the Car-puccino!

Sure it costs 25-50 times more to run than a standard gasoline-powered car, but really that’s just nitpicking. Here you have a car that runs on coffee, better still, you have  a 1988 Volkswagen  Scirocco  that runs on coffee! Not only is that awesome in and of itself, but how can you take even one look at that mean machine and not immediately think of Doc Brown and Marty McFly’s conversation?

Marty McFly: Wait a minute, Doc. Ah… Are you telling me that you built a time machine… out of a DeLorean?
Dr. Emmett Brown: The way I see it, if you’re gonna build a time machine into a car, why not do it with some style?

So kudos to you, British Broadcasting and your ever-clever Bang Goes the Theory. You have truly embodied the spirit of the future that all of us living in the year 2010 demand!

The Carpuccino, formerly a 1988 Volkswagen Scirocco. (image:]
Boldly going wherever coffee may take it: The Car-puccino!
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Kenneth R. Olson (he/him) is co-founder and publisher of Barista Magazine the worldwide trade magazine for the professional coffee community. He has written extensively about specialty coffee, traveled near and far for stories, activities, and fun, and been invited to present on topics important to coffee culture. He is also an avid fan of the Portland Trail Blazers, the Washington Huskies, and public libraries.