Java no joke.

One grande skinny de-caf late, hold the lithium please. Before we go further on this item, we have to fess up and say it like it is... we don’t claim to be highly trained technical experts, but we DO like drinking coffee (and not that skinny de-caf crap)...a lot.


Java no joke.


One grande skinny de-caf late, hold the lithium please. Before we go further on this item, we have to fess up and say it like it is… we don’t claim to be highly trained technical experts, but we DO like drinking coffee (and not that skinny de-caf crap)…a lot.

As all you would be well aware of, Japanese, US and Boeing tech experts have been pouring over – so to speak – the electronics of the new B787 Dreamliner after two fire incidents involving the onboard lithium-ion batteries. So far they’re scratching their proverbial heads trying to figure out what exactly what caused the batteries to overheat and catch fire, but we think we might have come up with a low-tech answer to the high-tech problem.

According to a safety alert published on the Federal Aviation Administration’s webs i te in early January, prepackaged coffee filters many airlines use are susceptible to pressure buildup and can explode when an unsuspecting attendant lifts the coffee pot to pour a cup.

Coffee makers on aircraft, similar to home drip-style coffee makers, have the filter and coffee grounds above the coffee pot. Many airlines use prepackaged coffee sealed within the coffee filter for convenience and ease of cleanup.