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this might sound pathetic, but i love the place. every time i go to new york i eat my breakfast there. i was supposed to try the parisian life in paris but every morning i ended up at this place. it is convient – that is it. like starbucks, joe and the juice and all those kind a stores. you know what you are gonna get and it works. i should try to explore new places, but when you have a small amount of time you just have to do the things that works for you.

btw the picture shows my mom and sister scrolling down instagram.. no matter where you go you can always have an idea of what is going on at home.

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mathias and i went to starbucks at fullerton water boat house. it is a truly beautiful store (perfect for studying). not only do they have a normal coffee order station and a pick up station, but also a slow coffee bar as they call it. we ordered some coffee from the ‘slow coffee bar’ which was an amazing experience. normally i do not prefer starbucks coffee, but when i am traveling starbucks is good. i mean you know what it is, you know what you get and there is wifi. this time my starbucks experience was totally different. instead of the normal triple-soy-latte to go, i sat down and talked with the barista. he was explaining everything about the beans, how to grind it and the water temperature and the equipment. honestly i felt like i was at a lecture in how to prepare the perfect cup of coffee. we tasted the beans, and watch him carefully measure everything, then touch the chemex to understand how it worked and then got a coffee. he told us to smell it, and sip it and taste the coffee carefully. that is what i would call great service.