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Eduardo Somarriba is a researcher at the Center for Tropical Agricultural Research and Education in Turrialba, Costa Rica. Dan Charles/NPR hide caption

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Exploring Coffee's Past To Rescue Its Future

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In an episode of Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee called "Larry Eats A Pancake," Jerry Seinfeld has coffee with Larry David. YouTube hide caption

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So Jerry Seinfeld Called Us To Talk About Coffee

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A barista serves coffee at a cafe in Naples, Italy. The Italian city's long-standing tradition of buying a cup for a less-fortunate stranger is now spreading across Europe. Christopher Furlong/Getty Images hide caption

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Three women in coffee leading the way: Stephanie Backus of Portland Roasting, coffee farmer Miguelina Villatoro of Guatemala, and coffee exporter/processor Loyreth Sosa. Here they discuss coffee prices as they survey beans ready for milling. David Gilkey/NPR hide caption

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Step Aside, Gents. Witness The Rise Of Women In Coffee

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An overseer sits in the shade while workers collect coffee beans on a Brazilian plantation, circa 1750. Hulton Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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How Coffee Influenced The Course Of History

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Luis Fernando Vasquez has been a coffee farmer in the central valley of Costa Rica his entire life. Dan Charles/NPR hide caption

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Coffee For A Cause: What Do Those Feel-Good Labels Deliver?

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Newspaper Takes The Pulse Of San Diego Coffee Culture

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Coffee beans are raked to dry in the sun in western Guatemala. David Gilkey/NPR hide caption

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Journey Of A Specialty Coffee Bean, From Cherry To Cup

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Workers separate beans in the coffee warehouse in Yirgacheffe, Ethiopia. Coffee originated in Ethiopia, but now grows in more then 50 countries around the world. Michael Tsegaye/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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How Coffee Brings The World Together

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