A Car That Runs on Coffee, Like You (+Video)

By Tara MacIsaac
Tara MacIsaac
Tara MacIsaac
Tara MacIsaac is an editor and reporter who has worked on a variety of topics over the course of her ten years with The Epoch Times, including science, the environment, and local New York news. She is currently working with The Epoch Times edition based in Southern California.
December 15, 2013 Updated: July 18, 2015

The coffee car uses coffee-bean chaff, which is a by-product of the roasting process, as its fuel source. The chaff is broken down into carbon monoxide and hydrogen, and the hydrogen is used to power the engine. 

Martin Bacon converted a Ford pickup truck into the fastest coffee-run machine in the world, earning it a Guinness World Record in February with a top speed of 65 mph in Manchester, England. 

The feat is meant not only to promote green energy, but also to raise awareness about the benefits of fair-trade coffee. The Co-operative Mean Bean Machine, as the vehicle was dubbed, traveled about 1,000 miles to Co-operative stores across the UK on a promotional tour after its world record drive.

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Tara MacIsaac is an editor and reporter who has worked on a variety of topics over the course of her ten years with The Epoch Times, including science, the environment, and local New York news. She is currently working with The Epoch Times edition based in Southern California.