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Latest for Tasting Table: The Lavender Raf Is Spring's Answer to the Pumpkin Spice Latte

Coffee was not on the to-do list for my trip to Kiev. Cathedrals, monasteries and museums were the primary focus areas in the 1,200-year-old Eastern European city. Shopping and exploring the underground? Sure, those too. But finding a café scene so hip it makes Brooklyn look like an 11-year-old wearing his older brother's vintage leather jacket was not on the agenda. Neither was falling in love with what should be the next big espresso drink in New York—that is, if it ever makes the jump to the U.S. 

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