Video: Better coffee through chemistry

April 12, 2016, American Chemical Society
Credit: The American Chemical Society

It's one of the most popular beverages in the world, and many of us rely on it to stay awake every day. But not every cup of coffee is created equal.

From the bean to the brew, can help you get the perfect cup.

This week, Reactions goes on a quest for better through chemistry.

Check it out here:

Explore further: Video: How to stay awake without caffeine

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