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Summer Refreshments
4 days ago

Summer Refreshments

Aguas Frescas

Literally “fresh waters,” these fruit-forward, colorful drinks are commonly available in Mexican restaurants and some grocery stores. Popular flavors include cantaloupe, mango and watermelon. And when the …
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How to Make Your Own Tea Blend
7 days ago

How to Make Your Own Tea Blend

While at Rice, Gabriella Buba ’16 turned her Baker College room into a tea lab. “My Rice roommates could tell you stories,” Buba jokes, referencing her experiments making kombucha …
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Valhalla, Annotated
1 week ago

Valhalla, Annotated

1. Where ties come to die.

2. The wood paneling on either end of the bar was originally from Lovett College.

3. Doctoral student Hannah Pearce manages social events for the …
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Cold Brew Is Red Hot
1 week ago

Cold Brew Is Red Hot

Nine years after earning his MBA at Rice’s Jones Graduate School of Business, Chris Campbell ’01 and co-founder Steve Williams teamed up to create Chameleon Cold-Brew in Austin. Cold-brew coffee’s …
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On the Nose
1 week ago

On the Nose

As Highway 290 wends its way toward the busy Central Texas tourist town of Fredericksburg, it becomes increasingly clear that the Texas wine industry is booming. Tasting rooms and …
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Cuppa Design
1 week ago

Cuppa Design

Logan Beck ’09 started out as a barista at Rice Coffeehouse. The visual arts major’s background in photography and sculpture led him and Eric Hester ’07 to start a …
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Wine Watch
1 week ago

Wine Watch

Small family wineries are being gobbled up by huge producers and most wine that is produced contains sugars, additives, pesticides and chemicals. Small family wineries are swimming upstream against the …
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Taste of Success
1 week ago

Taste of Success

If you’ve made a bundle in the Silicon Valley venture capital tech investor world, there are two ways to go about making wine. The first is to buy a …
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World Café
2 weeks ago

World Café

Ana Builes ’14 spent a postgraduate year traveling the world courtesy of a Roy and Hazel Zeff Fellowship for independent study. The Colombia native chose to study coffee’s journey …
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Kombucha
2 weeks ago

Kombucha

Kombucha, a fermented tea, is made by introducing a culture to sweet tea and allowing it to ferment. For the Rice community and nearby Houston neighbors, fresh-made kombucha is …
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