Oct 30, 2012

Flo The Barista

   What is your limit? How much are you willing to spend on a coffee drink? Vente whatevers are as high as five bucks and a organic, sustainable, shade grown, biodynamically farmed, Rainforest Alliance accredited cup-o-joe can run you about $2.50. Would you pay seven, eight or nine bucks for your favorite coffee beverage? Everyone is racing to the top, but what happened to the American standard cafe coffee served by Flo? Does the 50¢ bottomless cup of coffee exist? Maybe not, but we can keep the coffee shop alive. Flo and her Bunn coffee maker  have evolved and we are now served by baristas slinging siphon brewed luxury coffee drinks. On a core level, the coffee shop itself is alive and well  - a variety of folks belly up to the counter swilling coffee drinks getting ready for the day, taking a break or visiting with friends. Make time to sit and enjoy a cup of coffee in a coffee shop. Just sit. And chat up your barista. Along with other simple pleasures, our busy lives threaten the extinction of the coffee shop. Slow down and take time to enjoy the simple pleasures.


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