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    Patrick Dempsey Jokes About Seattle Coffee Chain: "The Next Step Is Selling Marijuana"

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    UPDATE: With regards to his Q&A with BonAppetit.com, Patrick Dempsey tells E! News exclusively: "My comments about selling pot at Tully's were obviously in jest. We are not selling pot but do have a great triple shot latte."

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    Patrick Dempsey is bringing his signature charm to the Seattle coffee business.  

    The sexy Grey's Anatomy star recently outbid Starbucks to purchase the coffee conglomerate Tully's, forking over a cool $9.15 million for the java empire. 

    Dempsey discussed his latest business venture with BonAppetit.com in a Q&A session, in which he said he "wanted to bring Tully's back to life." 

    NEWS: All the details on Dempsey's Tully's purchase

    "Neighborhood coffee shops are an important part of people's lives—it's a part of your everyday ritual," the charming actor said. "I want to become a certified barista and work in the stores."

    And we certainly wouldn't mind ordering our morning coffee from McDreamy.

    The father of three also confessed he downs five (!) cups of joe a day, but said the caffeine "doesn't really affect" him anymore.

    NEWS: Read Dempsey's original plan to purchase the coffee chain

    "Coffee is good for your mind—it's basically a legalized drug," he explained. "The next step is selling marijuana, of course." 

    Well, we certainly weren't expecting the marijuana market to be Dempsey's next business venture. But would he actually consider a pickup window for your morning pot?

    "There's a business model there," he said. "You could present it in a beautiful, elegant way: a Michelin-starred coffee shop where you can get marijuana," he quipped. 

    Talk about taking your coffee to the highest standard. 

    (Originally published on May 16, 2013 at 11:42 a.m. PDT)

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