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A cupful helps wake us up. Powers us thru the day. And is a way of life for some. Join us, as we take you inside Mid Michigan coffee spots -- from brewing secrets, to new spots, to diverse ways of enjoying the drink.

Coffee And Community Tuesday Morning

All week long, the WKAR News Team is taking a closer look at coffee. 

From brewing advice to local cafes to it's impact on business and community here in mid-Michigan, we're taking you on the journey fueled by the beverage. 

Dan Clay is Professor and Director, Global Programs in Sustainable Agri-food Systems in the Department of Community Sustainability at Michigan State University. He talked with WKAR's Brooke Allen about studying coffee in East Africa and the connection to mid-Michigan.
MSU Executive Producer/Faculty Member Jim Peck talks with WKAR's Brooke Allen about consuming coffee around the world.
WKAR's Scott Pohl talks with Brooke Allen about his most memorable experiences with coffee.
WKAR's Jamie Paisley talks with Brooke Allen about his favorite memories regarding coffee.

Scott Pohl is a general assignment news reporter and produces news features and interviews. He is also an alternate local host on NPR's "Morning Edition."
Jody Knol began announcing classical music on 90.5 WKAR while a student at MSU in 1982.
Brooke Allen served as local producer and host for Morning Edition, from June 2016-March 2018.
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