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It’s one thing to expect Starbucks in every country in the world. They have become the McDonalds of coffee. We all just expect them to be there and spread their message of mediocre coffee. But, “The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf”? Had no clue they had a global footprint. I always thought of them as a West Coast brand. Not anymore.

What’s even more surprising to me is the fact that people in Dubai even bother going to these chains. I mean, the idea of roasting and drinking coffee was basically invented in Arabia. Yemen to specific. That’s like trying to convince Germans to drink Budweiser. Oh, you mean, somebody tried that? Silly me.