A cup from the Google espresso bar in Tampa. (Roxanne Roberts/The Washington Post)

TAMPA — You thought people wanted free booze? Ha! The hottest bar at the Convention Center was Google’s espresso bar, which is giving out free designer caffeine to anyone with a credential. The web behemoth teamed up with the RNC and will repeat the perk at the DNC convention; lines started at 9 a.m and never let up. “The poor coffee people are exhausted,” said a Google spokeswoman. “We’re happy to keep people recharged.”
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