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(NEWSER) – Hey, why not? A freelance software programmer has spent over $100,000 in an ongoing attempt to visit every Starbucks on the planet, the Telegraph reports. The notion came to Winter (formerly Rafael Lozano) as he sat in a Starbucks in Texas in 1997. "My original motive was simply to accomplish something unique," he says.

But he's found "many joys" along the way, including "the photography and the puzzle-like challenge of my mission." Ironically, while he respects Starbucks for amenities like clean bathrooms and WiFi, he's not crazy about the product: "Unless I am checking a new store off my list, I would not go there for the coffee," he says. In his free time he savors the artisanal coffee at independent shops, BuzzFeed reports.

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