The Science Behind Crafting a Perfect Espresso

Forgive baristas. You’d be a little emo, too, if the irreducible unit of your job involved juggling variables including not only the choice of coffee bean and how long it was roasted, but also water pressure, water temperature, total coffee mass, size of individual coffee grains (ranging from 100 to 200 μm—that’s grind setting), and…

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The Next Campaign Text You Get May Be From a Friend

As innovative political tactics go, “Tell your friends” does not sound quite cutting edge. And yet, as the 2020 election lurches into gear, there may be no hotter trend in the campaign tech world than “relational organizing”: apps that help leverage good old-fashioned word of mouth—and the contact list on your smartphone—to drive turnout.These platforms,…

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