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A Travel with Coffee; Coffee Rituals in Different Cultures

Almost every nation and culture has their own rituals and traditions for serving coffee. For many people, coffee is consumed as a means of energy and to boost productivity, but for others, it is a method of relaxation and a way to socialize with people in the community. In America, coffee is fast and big. Typically, people in America want their coffee as soon as they possibly can, and drink it fast as well. American consumerism has also pushed coffee cup sizes way past tradition. A classic cappuccino is usually around 6 ounces, but in America, they can be over 24 ounces. Coffee, for most in America, is not sipped and enjoyed, but chugged rapidly with large amounts of sugar...

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Why do you go away?

“Why do you go away? So that you can come back. So that you can see the place you came from with new eyes and extra colours. And the people there see you differently, too. Coming back to where you started is not the same as never leaving.” ― Terry Pratchett, A Hat Full of Sky Centuries ago, when travelling to long distances was not as easy as now, most people were not aware of the existence of different lives, different traditions. And only fearless adventurers were daring to travel to unknown.   Whereas in today's world, everywhere is so close and comfortable to reach.  Even without bothering ourselves, we can see the photos, videos of all the parts of the world, or see...

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