Believe it or not, the 1988 Volkswagen Scirocco you see above is actually powered by coffee, roasted coffee granules to be exact. That’s right, “the Carpuccino will do three miles per kilo of ground coffee – the equivalent of about 56 espressos per mile.” Continue reading for a video and more information.


In total, the trip will use the equivalent of 11,760 espressos, and the team will have to take ‘coffee breaks’ roughly every 30 to 45 miles to pour in more granules. They will also have to stop about every 60 miles to clean out the ‘coffee filters’ to rid them of the soot and tar which is also generated by the process.

So despite a top speed of 60mph, the many stops mean the going will be slow, with the journey taking around ten hours.

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