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Lake Wobegon Coffee

September 6, 2005

Garrison Keillor waxes philosophical on coffee in Drink up, because it is bitter and because it is our coffee (Houston Chronicle)

Now that medical science has established that coffee is an important source of antioxidants that help prevent cancer, heart disease, diabetes and stroke, you and I can get on with our lives. A cup of coffee is what starts our engines and saves us from torpor and lassitude. We always knew this. Starbucks was built on the idea that there is no such thing as an overpriced cup of coffee. Yes, I know people who have quit coffee and who will tell you in their small tremulous voices How Much Better They Feel and goody for them, but to me living without coffee is like trying to climb up the outside of your house using suction cups. Why not just use the stairs?

(huh… Turns out it’s spelled “Wobegon” not “Woebegone”; I learn something new every day)

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