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The Importance of Finding Community: How Specialty Coffee Helped Me Grow, and Why I’m Grateful

The Importance of Finding Community: How Specialty Coffee Helped Me Grow, and Why I’m Grateful

The first time I ever had coffee was when I was dumped by my high school girlfriend. I was depressed, sleep deprived, and working three jobs.

I needed the jolts, and lots of them. 

It first started with a latte from Starbucks. They were the only coffee shop in my neighborhood that didn’t serve a roast by the name of “Breakfast Blend” or "Donut Shop.”