*falls off chair*
*head explodes in envy*
Laser-powered coffee. This has everything ever, lasers, coffee, err…. that’s everything ever. And I don’t even like coffee.
And a 2.5kW continuous wave neodymium:YAG laser? I want. You can even see how they defocused the beam, otherwise you’d get coffee going everywhere.
Of course, I’d argue that you’d be better off with a carbon monoxide laser, for better absorbtion, but they’re really expensive. No, I mean really expensive.
(And yes, the approx ~2% efficiency of a Nd:YAG laser means that for a 2.5 KW laser, you’ve got 125 kW of waste heat to get rid off, so you’d be better off making your tea out of the hundred-kettle’s worth of hot water coming out of the back of the laser cooler, but would that be sweet? No, it wouldn’t, and I speak as an expert in these matters.)