It has, at times, been a mystery what coffee is served at the White House.
But it’s not much of a mystery what’s in the offing over at the State Department.
Much to the delight of New Englanders in Foggy Bottom — including Secretary of State John F. Kerry — there is a new coffee option in the building. While Kerry was on a round-the-world trip at the end of July, Dunkin’ Donuts opened a store in the building.
It has become a gathering spot for New England natives all around the State Department.
So Friday morning, Kerry went down to the Dunkin’ with his office manager, Claire Coleman — a Natick native, and a proud 1974 graduate of Bourne High School — and bought a dozen doughnuts for the staff. Coleman came back with a coffee (a 10-ounce cup, with cream).
Kerry brought the doughnuts back upstairs to the “S Specials,” who track his paperwork and daily calls.
He finished his Presidential Daily Brief while eating a powdered doughnut that he had selected.
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