One of the things I tell friends from time to time is that I’m a horrible example of what a coffee shop/house/bar/cart customer is. In essence, I’m a far cry from the Average Joe patronizing a coffee establishment. I often bring in my own coffee, I’ll sit for hours on end without buying anything, and I distract the baristas and roasters while they’re working. Sounds horrible, doesn’t it? Well, allow me to say that I bring in coffee to share with the baristas, I’m poorer than dirt at the moment, and the baristas and roasters are friends of mine who still get work accomplished as we chat and learn about coffee, but my original point still stands: I’m a terrible example of what the average customer looks like.
With that said, I’d like to ask a question of you, those reading this: What do you look for in a coffee-serving establishment? Great coffee? Lots of seating? Long hours? Whatever it is, I’d like to know. I’m not a coffee nerd that’s trying to be snarky and is going to point out why those who drink their coffee black are superior humans, I’m a guy that genuinely cares about what people are looking for in a coffee establishment. So, if you’ve read this far, please leave an honest comment, no matter how short. Thanks!