Coffee Makes the Science Go Around

We are now in the middle of the drilling at Bowers Ridge, and everything is going very well. However, one does sometimes get tired during the shift despite exciting results. My shift is from midnight to noon and though I turned the clock weeks ago, I got very tired yesterday morning, so I pulled out my secret weapon: coffee beans from my favorite brand.

We do get nice good coffee onboard, but we were told that we could also bring coffee and make our own. We can grind coffee beans, steam milk and make espresso onboard, so I made a strong café latte (after getting instructions to the machine from Christian – THANKS). The café latte did the trick and the analysis of the last samples were easily finished. Actually there is a lot of coffee consumed here, and I think that one of the most sold souvenirs onboard is the big coffee IODP mug which can hold a lot of coffee. Cheers!


Hope you also find forams

Hi Katrine,
I hope that you are not only finding coffee beans on JR but also some planktonic foraminifera in your samples and hopefully not only N. pachyderma (s)! But I guess all the diatoms at U1341 were driving you crazy. Say hi to Elena from me. I saw her on your photos so guess you have the same shift. Smooth sailing and lots of mud and forams for the next sites.
Antje (Voelker)

Antje Voelker

Hi Antje,
We did get more planktonic forams on the next site! - thanks to your good wishes? Thank you for "watching". I am looking forward to swap JR memories when we meet next time.

;-) Kat