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Industry That Connects: An American In Manchester

As an American who has lived and worked in eight countries and visited dozens more, I never experienced such significant culture shock as when I moved to the UK. In the fall of 2018, I arrived in the county to begin my master’s degree at the University of Manchester. I struggled with the transition in ways I hadn’t expected, but one event helped to turn that around for me — the Manchester Coffee Festival.  A few days before the start of the festival, I attended a screening of the AeroPress Movie, a documentary about the development of my favourite piece of coffee equipment. I showed up to the screening alone after having almost changed my mind about going at all. However,...

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