The Right Chemistry: The story of vodka

Smirnoff Vodka Bottles

Vodka is 40 percent alcohol by volume. That’s not high enough to inactivate viruses. It should be poured into a glass, not onto your hands. As the story goes, the world’s best-selling vodka, Smirnoff, owes its original fame to a clever marketing gimmick by Pyotr Smirnov, a Russian serf who by the time of his […]

How To Keep Your Coffee Beans Fresh

fresh coffee bean storage

No matter how you prepare your morning cup of coffee, there’s one common denominator: the coffee itself. But are there ways to store your favorite coffee beans to keep them more fresh? We spoke to Margaret Nyamumbo, a third-generation coffee farmer and the founder and CEO of Kahawa 1893, about all the best ways to store your coffee. […]