What a Cup of Coffee Can Teach People About Entropy and the Nature of the Universe

The American Chemical Society series Reactions explores what a cup of coffee can teach people about entropy and the nature of the universe.

The chemistry of the universe is, in a way, in your morning cup of coffee — from the evolution of caffeine as a defensive chemical weapon in plants to the swirling eddies of milk and coffee fueled by diffusion, Brownian motion and other phenomena. After watching the video, you’ll never look at coffee the same way again.