[Global, Taiwan] Following Elon Musk, who sent a Tesla roadster in his Falcon Heavy rocket to the outer space, 2060 Space Bar, a startup from Taiwan is aiming ‘high’ as well. 2060 Space bar is selling future food served in the form of beverages.
Their mascot “2060” is a future robot who will take your food order, prepare your drinks and be at your service in the space shop. And, who knows, one day 2060 will be your bartender in another part of the universe.
“2060” has another meaning, according to the founder, Kian. ” We want to produce space food in the space stations for space travelers by year 2060 .”
When entering the Space bar, six big aquarium-like tanks are located at the left side. Here is where the Spirulina grows.
The tanks are filled with water circulated by air, a certain amount of Spirulina and a mixture of minerals, the food for the algae.
Spirulina needs carbon dioxide, light energy and nutrients. These are absorbed and turned into oxygen and organic matters such as starch and protein. The process is known as photosynthesis. This process can be replicated in a space craft or even on other planets to provide food and oxygen for space travelers.
The Spirulina broth inside the tank will get thicker and will change color from a natural light green to dark blue-green within only in few days.
“For every kilogram of Spirulina produced, there are about 0.6 kilogram of edible protein in it. Meanwhile 1.8 kilogram of carbon dioxide is absorbed.” said Kian.
According to Kian, both National Aeronautical and Space Agency (NASA) and European Space Agency (ESA) have recommended Spirulina as excellent space food due to its nutritious content and its ability to produce oxygen.
“Besides, about 75 % of the world’s atmospheric oxygen is produced by algae in the global oceans and water bodies. They are also the base of food chain for almost all marine life.” explained Kian.
“However, not many people knows about algae.”
“Spirulina is said to be the food for now and the future. 2060 Space Bar is glad to supply Spirulina as a part of our daily diet.”
The company’s initial goal is to inform people of the existence of this superfood and the ample possible combinations with other healthy ingredients or products. In the next few years, the company aims to supply Spirulina at global scale.
Health freaks, vegetarians, vegans or anyone searching for a new palette of Spirulina flavours, can now indulge yourself in the Spirulina beverage world.
Here are some photos of 2060 Space Bar and their lovely drinks.
2060 Space bar is located at: No.120, Sec. 2, Minzu Rd., West Central Dist., Tainan City 700, Taiwan (R.O.C.). Contact number: +886 62218782
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