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Juan Valdez Gets Starbucks Makeover

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Juan Valdez Gets Starbucks Makeover

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Juan Valdez Gets Starbucks Makeover

Juan Valdez Gets Starbucks Makeover

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Colombian coffee growers are hoping to capture a share of the lucrative retail market held by gourmet coffee shops like the Starbucks chain. They've opened a model store in Bogota and will open others in New York, Tokyo, Madrid and Panama City. The stores are branded with the well-known Juan Valdez name and logo, long used to promote Colombian coffee. Sibylla Brodzinsky reports.