Don't you think some of the more expensive coffee machines remind a lot on steam engines? Husband did spend a lot of time on so called coffee boards and forums and we ended with a ton of devices to ground and prepare coffee. One of our coffee machines (engine) looked like something which could be used to run a victorian spin mill or a submarine. It was a short fling - he fell out of love pretty soon because it was a hassle to prepare even one small cup of coffee.
I was much delighted to learn that there is a locomotive running, called the coffee roaster. No wonder, steam engine, coffee, fire..
If you will ever come to visit Germany you may have a ride on a small train called the coffee roaster. The 15 km tracks are running from Grevesmühle to Klütz at the Baltic sea area of north-eastern Germany so there is a lot of nice landscape to be seen for sure. Here are some pictures of the so called coffee roaster:
The locomotive is not called coffee roaster because it is a steam engine. It is called coffee roaster because in former times the track was used in a supply chain for a long gone malt coffee factory. But for tourists it is very nice to have a ride. And for train men, people (geeks) who simply love/adore trains/locomotives, it is a must to visit because it is some rare kind of locomotive and railway. I am going to buy some tickets and a 1 weekend / hotel accomodation for my uncle who is such a guy. We already rode some really strange trains with him.