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The Birthplace of the Bean

Mark Pendergrast
Issue: August 31, 2011

Because Wine Spectator's Mark Pendergrast writes about coffee, people are forever asking him, "What's the world's best coffee?" It always irritates him. Would they ask a sommelier what the world's best wine is? He explains that there are many wonderful coffees from different origins, each with its own unique characteristics and terroir, and that many of them are his favorites, at any given time.

For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands July 26, 2011.

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