Voices | OVERHEARD

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An elderly couple enters a “third wave” specialty coffee shop where more than 20 varieties of beans sit on display.

Elderly man: Where’s the Blue Mountain? Specialty coffee? What’s so special about it if there’s no Blue Mountain?

— Blue Door Coffee, Aoba-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture. Overheard by a Japan Times On Sunday reader

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