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UPDATE: In need of a caffeine fix? Stop by one of these spots for a visit with the coolest coffee guys and gals in town. This story was originally published on June 1.We're a town full of busy go-getters, and none of us can start our day without that mandatory cup of joe. Whether you're a Loop-bound commuter or a freelancer working from home, you've probably got a favorite coffee shop you're loyal to. And, inside every good cafe is a barista (or two) who not only knows the difference between Kopi Lupak beans and a Sumatra blend, but is also an expert at turning your yawn into a smile.
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