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State Department (and John Kerry) now runs on Dunkin’

Secretary of State John Kerry went down Friday morning to a new Dunkin’ Donuts inside the State Department. He was joined by his office manager, Natick native Claire Coleman (at right).State Department photo

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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Matt Viser can be reached at matt.viser@globe.com.