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Category Archive: coffee

Apr 30 2010

Leslie Buck, RIP

This is the most beautiful place on earth. There are many such places. Every man, every woman, carries in heart and mind the image of the ideal place, the right place, the one true home, known or unknown, actual or visionary. A houseboat in Kashmir, a view down Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn, a gray gothic …

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Feb 23 2008

The singularity can’t come soon enough

The New York Times reports on a journal article in Analytical Chemistry, by researchers at the NestlĂ© Research Center in Switzerland, about a machine designed to answer the question: “Can a machine taste coffee?” Here’s where it gets brilliant. Sure, machines can detect the volatile compounds in coffee; this is how we know that there …

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