Small chains such as Stumptown Coffee Roasters and Blue Bottle Coffee are pulling in more than customers searching for high-end beans. They're also drawing in investors such as Jack Dorsey and Tony Hawk. Reuters correspondent Lisa Baertlein explains why. (June 2, 2013)
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