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The Coffee Chronicles

THE TALON | by ANNE JOHNAKIN, EMILY IMES, AYNSLEIGH ESCHER Overall rating: The drink ordered was an almond milk latte with vanilla syrup. The three of us can’t have dairy, which is why we used almond milk. We chose to drink a vanilla latte because, in the grand scheme of corporate coffee, a very popular …

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Rock bottom to roasting: Katora Coffee thrives on Caroline Street

POTOMAC LOCAL | by SUSIE WEBB FREDERICKSBURG — Behind the glass windows of Katora Coffee lies much more than a cup of coffee and hot tea. Within its graffitied walls are two co-owners who risen above countless obstacles to create a community-oriented space. April and Christian Zammas opened Katora Coffee at 615 Caroline St. on Dec. 11, …

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Coalition hopes to teach Brisben Center residents healthy cooking and eating skills

FREE LANCE-STAR | by ADELE UPHAUS-CONNER For upwards of four years, Christian Zammas and his family were homeless, living in hotels across the country. Zammas, who owns Katora Coffee in downtown Fredericksburg, is a professional chef and cooked in restaurants in St. Louis, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Manhattan and Raleigh, N.C. But in the hotel rooms where he, …

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Katora coffee shop owner, grateful for help in battling drug addiction, hopes to give back

THE FREE LANCE–STAR | by EMILY JENNINGS Christian Zammas held out his arms. Scars covered both, but his left arm looked especially harrowing, with an angry patch of red from wrist to elbow. “They told me if I’d waited any longer to come in that they would have had to amputate my arm,” Zammas said. …

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