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1. Starbuck visited the coffee plantation of Mr. J. Valdez in Colombia. There he learned that the commodity known as "coffee beans," is not really beans at all. Which part of the plant did Starbuck discover is actually used to make coffee drinks and to obtain coffee flavor?
2. Starbuck next journeyed to the United States where he sampled a delicious mixture of coffee syrup and milk called coffee milk. This drink is the official state beverage for an American state, known for being the smallest in area. Which state apparently has a taste for coffee milk?
3. Starbuck made the short journey to the Cambridge, Massachusetts, studios of the popular television program "America's Test Kitchen," where one of the chefs shared the secret that coffee can enhance the flavor of many recipes featuring what popular flavor?
4. While thinking about the chemical composition of coffee, Starbuck wanted to know more about the effects of its most well-known chemical component, caffeine. According to organic chemistry, how much caffeine is in a cup (8 oz.) of plain black coffee?
5. After his chemistry lesson, Starbuck winged his way to France, where he discovered a dessert called Café liégeois. Coffee is usually added to ice cream (with a coffee flavour and usually vanilla as well) and syrup. What other ingredient is added to the dessert, which is mostly a fancy name for a common ingredient in desserts?
6. Starbuck was in the mood for another sweet treat and knew just where to get it. He took a train to the Amalfi coast of Italy, for which decadent dessert of lady fingers dipped in coffee, covered with a cocoa-flavored mixture of sweetened mascarpone cheese?
7. Starbuck has now made the long journey to Vietnam, where he enjoyed a drink called Ca Phe Trung. Naturally it contained coffee, and also sugar and milk. What was also added to the drink to make it unique?
8. Starbuck was advised to journey to the island of Java to sample "the most expensive coffee in the world." Of course he had to go, but when he arrived he was shocked to learn that the coffee in question resulted from what unique production process?
9. After this remarkable experience, Starbuck decided to unwind and decompress in the country that produces the most coffee annually in the world. Where did he go?
10. As Starbuck reviewed his extraordinary world tour of coffee on the beach at Ipanema, he enjoyed a type of cold coffee drink which was said to originate from Greece, but has a name derived from the French word for "to hit". What is this increasingly-popular variety of coffee drink?
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