That, my friends, is the world’s largest coffee cup. In fact, here’s a farther away shot but at least you get a better idea of scale:
Made of stainless steel, it stands over a meter and a half tall and is over two meters in diameter. It was created by Vinacafe Bien Hoa, who’s apparently the grand poobah of Vietnamese coffee producers. It weighs over 2600 pounds and contained 952 gallons of coffee. Trouble is…it’s instant coffee.
[ad#longpost]To me that’s not as impressive as the 750 gallon coffee mug that Panama presented–at least they brewed their coffee. Instant coffee is…well, instant. I mean, at least try a french press or something.
That led me to ask the next and most obvious question: is there a world record for the largest french press? Yes. “The largest cafetiÃ¨re is 230 cm (7 ft 6 in) in height and 72 cm (2 ft 4 in) in diameter and was created by Salzillo Tea and Coffee (Spain) in Murcia, Spain in February 2007.” Can’t find a picture online. Source.
The world’s largest espresso maker? “The largest espresso machine measures 1.83 m (5 ft 11 in) x 0.54 m (1 ft 9 in) x 0.56 m (1 ft 10 in) and was build by AMANTI (Australia).” And check this out as well: “It is a six group and can make up to 18 cups of beautiful creamy coffee at the same time. It has 3 LCD screens and cameras to catch all the action built in, eight boilers, six steam arms, surround sound, bluetooth and Internet connectivity.” Criminy. You can find a picture of that here. Original source.
Now what’s the world’s largest coffee maker? Uncertain. If anybody knows, fill me in.