Food & Drink

How Minneapolis' Somali Community Adopted America's Most Popular Coffee Shop

Published On 07/25/2017 Published On 07/25/2017
the somali starbucks of minneapolis
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"They've recreated the vibrant social scenes they left behind in the tea houses of Mogadishu."
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"For the Somali men who frequent the Starbucks, it's a place where they can escape from the stresses of modern life."
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"Arguments are known to break out at the Starbucks, sometimes with a side of spilled coffee."
"They think they can solve Somalia's problems from far away."
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