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Caffè di Beppe

Italian coffee bars. Espresso roast. Traditional cappuccinos. While I might not be in a good position to tell you about the history of Italian coffee culture (here in Vancouver or back in Italy), but luckily it's not a requirement to enjoy a visit to Caffe di Beppe in Gastown.

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Inside Starbucks Mount Pleasant Reserve Bar

When Starbucks opened their flagship roastery and tasting room in Seattle as a massive 15,000 square feet Disneyland for coffee it was easy to see people drawn in just to see the new tourist attraction. But how does that translate on a local level opening up a Reserve Bar in the corner of an albeit nicely renovated Starbucks while still keeping the existing "Classics" menu customers happy.

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