The Bitter Truth About Starbucks Coffee

Why every global coffee brand loves a dark roast

Brian Stoffel

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It wasn’t until I was 29 years old, spending a year living in Costa Rica, that I had my first real cup of coffee. As an inner-city middle school teacher, the first six years of my professional life were fueled by an unhealthy Diet Coke habit. Little did I know that my first cup of coffee, enjoyed at El Toledo coffee…

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Brian Stoffel

After 5 yrs as DC middle-school teacher, my wife & I moved to Costa Rica & discovered an inspiring farm. We split our time b/t there and the US w/ our two kids.