The Coffee Shop

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Great conversations happen at coffee shops. It is a community, a neighborhood, even if you might not live in the immediate area, people who frequent a coffee shop, are a community. Discussion in my coffee shop can range from the mundane to things that are deep and personal because that is what happens at coffee shops. Sometimes people like students drop by to escape the cold or heat, to hang with their buddies for a while. Workers commiserate at the coffee shop about work because it is safer than complaining about your boss in the lunchroom where tables have ears and secrets can spread. People who are unemployed or retired frequent coffee shops to talk to their friends, or just people at random to shatter loneliness and isolation. Beyond the aroma of fresh-brewed coffee is the ambience that is unique to coffee shops. Bars and restaurants have their own ambience. A coffee shop has a unique ambience that spreads community and holds it together. That is the intent of my coffee shop.

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