Coffee hit the city like a tidal wave. Overnight, the streets were lined with trendy cafes and coffee houses clamoring to serve the hottest new drink.
The vintners dismissed it as a fad. They knew their product and the city, and they were sure their new competition wouldn’t last.
But as time went on and their bottles collected dust, the vintners sought out the traveling merchants who’d brought the bean into the city.
The merchants weren’t without quick wits and soon brought the vintners around with the promise of collaboration.
However, their efforts weren’t an immediate success. Coffee wine tasted terrible.

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