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Jared Diamond

Jared Diamond goes up to the counter and specifically asks for anything but fair trade coffee. He patronizingly explains to the barista that the South American country where those coffee beans were grown is climactically very different from most European countries, and that’s why there’s an international corporation based in the Pacific Northwest in 2015.

“Actually, these beans were grown in Indonesia,” says the barista.

Diamond storms out in a huff, screaming about Europe and how it’s better than other places because of weather and stuff.