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By Mary Carroll, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Starbucks first opened their doors for business in Brazil back in December 2006 starting off in São Paulo and since expanding to several cities across the country. The latest venture has been in Rio de Janeiro, with the arrival of Starbucks in Ipanema on Rua Visconde de Piraja.

The coffeehouse which is famed the world over for its delectable coffee, cozy atmosphere, and savory and sweet treats - seems a good match for the locals in Ipanema and travelers alike.

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