America's best coffee shops

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  1. sobore
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    Coffee culture in America, in the post-World War II era, began with the dark stuff. The "water dressed down in brown," as singer Ani DiFranco once put it — the nitty, gritty, put-the-hair-on-your-chest stuff that would hardly pass for a decent cup of coffee today. And forget the billions of combinations of milks, beans, and flavors you'll find today; back then, it was coffee, black, and no questions asked.

    Coffee soon hit a decline through the '60s and '70s, thanks to the rise of America's other favorite caffeinated drink — soda. But then came the second wave of coffee, when hanging out in coffee shops and drinking espresso became cool (basically, finally following in the footsteps of our European neighbors who had it right all along). But with the boom of coffee once again came the mass-market appeal of coffee.

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    I prefer going to a local DD's or McDs for regular coffee. I rarely drink the specialty stuff so no need for the fancy places or even Starbucks.
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