The Russian master who took us on the Flight of the Bumblebee

I brought some espresso cups home from the 2008 Olympics in Beijing to remind myself I’d actually been there. They were from Starbucks. Back then, China didn’t really do café culture. For my souvenir, I had to rely on the world’s biggest coffee house chain.

he folk in its home city of Seattle drink more of the stuff than anywhere else in the United States but they don’t have a coffee shop with a name as original as the one you’ll find three hours down the road in Portland, Oregon — the Rimsky-Korsakoffee House.

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