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Coffee Week And A Few NPR Mug Shots

Mug Shot: This relic from an NPR staff event is just one of the fun cups found around our Washington, D.C., headquarters. i i

Mug Shot: This relic from an NPR staff event is just one of the fun cups found around our Washington, D.C., headquarters. Melissa Hmelnicky/NPR hide caption

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Mug Shot: This relic from an NPR staff event is just one of the fun cups found around our Washington, D.C., headquarters.

Mug Shot: This relic from an NPR staff event is just one of the fun cups found around our Washington, D.C., headquarters.

Melissa Hmelnicky/NPR

The NPR Science desk and Morning Edition have teamed up for a series about one of the world's most celebrated and powerful beans (or berries to be more accurate). All this week (April 22-26) during Morning Edition you can hear the Coffee Week series with stories behind the coffee in your cup — from the farms of Guatemala to the corner café.

The series drips with news and insights about the culture (and counter culture) of coffee, including a buying guide to decipher coffee labels, an investigation into the threats facing coffee plant genes, interviews with a team working to empower women in the industry and more. While listening, those that think they know their joe can even take this eye-opening coffee quiz.

This is NPR is contributing to the fun with a few NPR mug shots. Coffee is a ritual for some of you, we're sure, and you may even enjoy it from a favorite NPR or public media cup. Our hosts and journalists, of course, are no different (especially those in the early-to-rise Morning Edition family). See if you can figure out what NPR person each of these mugs belongs to (links below the slideshow will reveal the answers):

  • Mug 1: This mug carries the name of a city in Siberia, a favorite of this former Moscow bureau chief. See the 'mug' behind this mug shot under the slideshow.
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    Mug 1: This mug carries the name of a city in Siberia, a favorite of this former Moscow bureau chief. See the 'mug' behind this mug shot under the slideshow.
    Renita Jablonski/NPR
  • Mug 2: The classic image wrapping this mug is an excellent fit for the vessel that warms one of NPR's original voices. Find out who it belongs to at the link below.
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    Mug 2: The classic image wrapping this mug is an excellent fit for the vessel that warms one of NPR's original voices. Find out who it belongs to at the link below.
    Caitlin Sanders/NPR
  • Mug 3: This mug offers plenty of sunshine to someone who gets up well before the sun rises. Can you guess the owner? Check under the slideshow for your answer.
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    Mug 3: This mug offers plenty of sunshine to someone who gets up well before the sun rises. Can you guess the owner? Check under the slideshow for your answer.
    Courtesy of Morning Edition
  • Mug 4: Amid early mornings and hectic news days, each sip from this NPR person's mug offers a nice reminder of the important things. See below whose daughter decorated this coffee cup.
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    Mug 4: Amid early mornings and hectic news days, each sip from this NPR person's mug offers a nice reminder of the important things. See below whose daughter decorated this coffee cup.
    Renita Jablonski/NPR

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Answers: Mug 1; Mug 2; Mug 3; Mug 4

You can contribute to this stimulating week, too. Tell Morning Edition about the coffee scene in your area and your favorite spot for a caffeine fix – whether it's a specialty shop or that commute-friendly gas station – by emailing nprcrowdsource@npr.org. A selection of these local stories will end up on air later this week. You can also join in the conversation via Twitter using the hash tag #nprcoffeeweek.


Caitlin Sanders contributed to this post.

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