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"A Cup of Coffee for Rind" - Julie Novakova (2237 words)

The sun and the dampness were unforgiving. I felt relieved when I reached a small house located next to a small coffee plantation. I wiped my forehead, straightened my collar and knocked.

There was no response for a while and I began to fear that my journey up here might have been pointless. The sweat it cost me! But then the door opened and a short man with a deeply wrinkled face emerged. He studied me for a moment and then simply said: "I don't talk to any salesmen."

"I'm not a salesman, I'm press," I objected hurriedly.

"That's even worse." The door began to close.

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