Author: Rayne Ming

Program of Study: Master of Public Policy (MPP), Harris School of Public Policy (HAR)

Left image. (Source: Right images. (Photos taken by author)

Description: As a coffee lover, I explored coffee shops in Chicago. Having visited Starbucks, Grounds of Being and the Robust, I discovered the differences among people’s perceptions of coffee shops in China and in the US. It is fascinating to explore those views because they are the reflection of our cultures.

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