Author: Rayne Ming
Program of Study: Harris School of Public Policy MPP

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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