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Me – Jess Testa

Even though I am personally a Las Vegas native, it was difficult for me to find a culture invested in local communities – specifically regarding coffee culture. When the bright lights of the Strip capture everyone’s eye, everything else seems to fade into the background. With the overarching of coffee-shop chains, independent roasters take on the “hipster” approach, and remain among themselves. Finding these places, as one who is always searching for a great coffee scene, required some digging and active listening. And with that, I decided to take to the streets to seek out these hidden gems, travel locally, and drink coffee.