A High-Flying History of Champagne, Hot-Air Balloons, and French Farmers

A High-Flying History of Champagne, Hot-Air Balloons, and French Farmers

Sipping Champagne aboard a hot-air balloon sounds like an over-the-top photo op designed for and by the Instagram era, but the practice has 250-year-old roots. Jean-François Pilâtre de Rozier, a chemistry and physics teacher, and military officer François Laurent le Vieux d’Arlandes, took the maiden voyage into the sky on a hot-air balloon on Nov. […]

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Meet the Visionaries Who Claim to Be Unlocking Coffee’s Fourth Wave

Meet the Visionaries Who Claim to Be Unlocking Coffee’s Fourth Wave

How many painfully hip coffee shops playing Sufjan Stevens and pouring $5 cold brew have you been to this year? One? Three? Too many to count? Fortunately, for those tired of predictable cafes serving interchangeable brews, the next wave of American coffee is on the horizon. It’s called fourth-dimension coffee, and its point of origin […]

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