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Rachel, a barista at Urban Bean coffee, utilizes her foam technique when pouring a latte.

Coffee culture defined by creativity and conversation

Customers appreciate peaceful atmosphere at coffee shops
Minjae Lee, Fashion Editor May 24, 2016

At 6:30 a.m. in the morning, on the way to Northrop, the wheels of many students’ cars gravitate towards Caribou drive-ins. Whether they’re alarmed by final exams or simply indulging in caffeinated...

Coffee linked to extensive history

Scandinavian and East African roots brew in MN
Zoe Wellik, Arts & Culture Editor May 24, 2016

The Twin Cities is a hot pot of coffee. Literally. The metro has a strong Scandinavian heritage and identity as well as a large East African immigrant population; coincidentally, these two regions are...

The Sencha Tea Bar in Uptown is a tea shop gaining traction amongst students and teachers in the community.

Coffee & tea intersect

Do the two cultures clash or fuse?
Eva Berezovsky, Staff Writer May 24, 2016

It seems like humanity’s never-ending necessity for a daily cup of coffee has risen to a new high, while at the same time, Sencha Tea Bar, which Lindsay Kaback ‘19 describes as “a life changing selection...

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