coffee and pretty, little dreams.

Can I just say how much I miss third wave coffee?


Enjoying a cappuccino while I write.

I know I mention starbucks alot when I write. I know I’m there kind of a lot. I know I shamelessly defend my right to be there. But the truth is that despite the pretty jazz music, nice atmosphere, and how legit I feel while writing there…I really don’t love their coffee at all. I really don’t even feel like I’m at a “Coffee Shop” I mainly feel like I’m at “Starbucks”.


I also know that I have access to an awesome bar right across my driveway. Who doesn’t love their church owning a coffee roaster? I probably take that for granted, and by that I mean I do. But you know being part of the internship puts a lot in you and takes a lot out. So sometimes you just need that “other place” to be.

So at the moment I am dreaming about on of my favorite coffee shops. It’s little and tucked away down a cobblestone alley called Nikels Arcade…The walls are painted blue, and lots of lovely people from Ann Arbor come to get their coffee and then it’s off to teach or attend class. The University of Michigan is close by…and Comet Coffee is pretty popular…The line is often out the door, but moves quickly. Comet’s baristas are so welcoming, they make good coffee and good jokes. People are just happy. Not to mention the cute northern style everyone wears…Hiking boots, wool socks, winter colours, frizzy-ish hair…it’s all part living in Michigan. So if you ever are in Ann Arbor, Michigan stop by an order a cappuccino.

Someday I hope to write for a magazine or newspaper…I hope to be working on my little laptop at a little blue coffee shop. I know those are pretty little dreams…So support print media.

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Filed under Alliance World Coffee, Coffee, Practicing Journalism, Writing

3 responses to “coffee and pretty, little dreams.

  1. Ahh I love printed press, and I love coffee. Both together work quite well.

  2. I love starbucks. the more I travel the more I appreciate starbucks. It’s not about the coffee, it’s about familiarity.

    I love the taste of third wave fancy pants. I really do. but as time goes on, I can’t fight with the big dogs. and I find myself satisfied and grateful for the places I do have. and come to really really really love when I get the joy of having something “third wave”

    • Agreed. Familiarity is one of their biggest catches in marketing…People like what they know. And there is nothing wrong with that, in fact its great. Yeah, its kind of an ongoing war in my head…which is kind of ridiculous when you stop and realize its JUST coffee! But I do like starbucks for what it is…but I also miss and love the art, science, and passion put into the specialty coffee scene. That is all. 🙂

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