Making an espresso machine from a (thoroughly scrubbed) motorbike piston


#1

Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2018/06/14/mods-vs-rockers.html


#2

This is fine. But do not use old car radiators to distill moonshine.


#3

Now that is making! Old stuff remade into something cool and espresso as well.


#4

And it still gets your motor running!


#5

I’m not a coffee drinker, but wouldn’t the aluminum and cooling fins cool the hot water too much so you don’t get optimal extraction?

Obviously, you’d have to preheat the cylinder first :slight_smile:


#7

This video is complete bullshit. Love the concept, but it’s nonsense.


#8

nothing about this rig will lead to “optimal extraction”, the cooling fins are the least of the problems with this.


#9

Can you clarify, please?


#10

And heading out on the highway


#11

Where you’ll look for adventure.


#12

And whatever comes your way


#13

Yeah, darlin’
Gonna make it happen


#14

Why is it scrubbed? Espresso needs that tang of gasoline.


#15

Drink all of our shots at once and explode into space!


#16

Pistonized espresso is best espresso. Doesn’t extract the caffeine like other methods.


#17

I see what you did there. And I like it.

Update: What @TobinL did there was part of a group effort. Tip of the hat to @timmh for pointing this out.

Update 2: Changed “culmination of” to “part of”, because the effort continues (@TobinL: “BORN TO BE WIRED” indeed.)


#18

2caa16


#19

A group effort.


#20

BORN TO BE WIRED!


#21

I don’t know if @GulliverFoyle was thinking of the song, but I certainly was in my reply :smiley: