Friday, May 25, 2012

Moving Thoughts Friday--JAVA


Every Friday I’m going to ask a question. The questions I choose might be ambiguous on purpose. The goal is to have you answer the question according to your beliefs, where you’re at in life or a circumstance that might have recently impacted you. The only thing I ask is that you provide an explanation for why you answered the way you did.
It’s my hope to understand you better through this and also to gain a greater understanding of humanity and how people make decisions.

What’s your favorite coffee shop haunt? And what about it appeals most to you?

*Happy Memorial Day weekend! Hope you find ways to make it meaningful! See you next Wednesday.
**photos by Stock.XCHNG

18 comments:

  1. My house because I can stay in my pajamas. I also like the Starbucks down the street, but usually I put on real pants before I go there. ;)

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  2. My favorite place used to be a cozy little shop in town--loved the scents, the atmosphere, and the chicken salad croissants. The owner sold it and now it's a wellness cafe, which is still nice, but the hours changed so I can't get there much. The original place was the inspiration for my Cuppa Josie's shop in my novels.

    My second favorite place is any place I can gather with my Coffee Girls--we met over coffee (tea for me) at above coffee shop as colleagues, but now we are the best of friends.

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  3. I'm with Julie. My house for the exact same reasons. If I have to go in and sit somewhere I go with Dunkin because there's more space than a Starbucks.

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  4. I like Starbucks because of the comfy chairs (when I can get one) and the abundance of outlets for my laptop. But when I can find an independent coffee shop, I usually enjoy the atmosphere there a bit more.

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  5. I love Starbucks! They are experts at my favorite, a Green Tea Frappuccino. It's a big treat for me to stop in and indulge. :)

    Have a wonderful weekend,
    Karen

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  6. Sad, but I don't hang out in coffee places anymore, but before I had the kiddo, I loved loved loved this place in Marblehead, MA (when we lived up there) called Cafe Appassionato. They had the best choc-dipped macaroons!

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  7. There's a little coffee shop called Next Coffee Company. They have sooo many tables and chairs, a lot more than Starbucks. I don't really like coffee, but there's just a cool vibe there. And there's live music on Fridays and Saturdays, so that's fun. I'm going tonight!! :)

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  8. To be honest, I don't drink coffee, so I never really hang out in a coffee shop.

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  9. I love Starbucks (which is almost blasphemous in Portland) but all the little fancy indie coffee shops here feel slightly too cool and their coffee is downright cold!

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  10. I'm abnormal in that I'm not a huge coffee drinker. But whenever I pass Starbucks, something about it makes me wish I did love coffee. :)

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  11. I don't like coffee (I know, I know), so I don't do a lot of hanging out at coffee shops. Besides, my kids would probably shatter the peacefulness of any coffee shop I dared to enter. I just stay home and drink Dr. Pepper. :)

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  12. I am caffeine-sensitive. Therefore, I don't drink coffee. Before I realized I had this condition, I tried to drink it but it bothered my stomach. Sorry, I don't hang out in coffee shops.

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  13. I rarely drink coffee, so I don't hang out at coffee shops. For me, nothing beats a glass of milk...and plenty of cookies to dunk!

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  14. I like to hang out at Starbucks. I don't enjoy drinking coffee (I always get the white hot chocolate) but I enjoy the smell.

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  15. I used to run a coffee bar in the swanky Kerrisdale neighbourhood of Vancouver, BC. I have stories, people, OH MY! From arrogant movie stars to even more arrogant movie set gophers, from people who owned newspapers to people who delivered them. My favourites were the quiet, unassuming folks who ended up blowing me away with their wit and wisdom. I left because my boss got deep into numerology and decided that I was evil incarnate because of the way I spelled my name. Oddly, I was soon to be married, and was taking my fiance's name, which would have sainted me because of the spelling. Go ahead, roll your eyes. When I left the shop, some of my clients left and took their business elsewhere, simply because of the way I was treated.
    My favourite spot for tea now? My dining room, where I can watch the woods and count the blue jays.

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  16. Oooh, one of my faves was this hole-in-the wall shop I went to in college (before Starbucks mushroomed out of control!). You could sit and watch the people out the window. I can't remember if I was able to get my fave coffee, raspberry latte, there, but the coffee was awesome. Now that I have kids, my fave coffee place is hanging out at home with my Keurig K-cups and creamer!

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  17. I wish I was cool enough to have a favorite coffee shop, but there are 2 problems. 1) I'm not cool enough. I don't like coffee and 2) we don't have any super-cool local coffee spots here in town. It's chain stores or nothing.

    So, to answer your question, I don't have one. But if I'm hankerin' for a good hot chocolate, I usually wonder to Starbucks.

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  18. There's a Starbucks down the road from where I work where all the shopping centers are, and I go to that one every now and then. However, I was at a used bookstore a couple weeks ago and found this little coffee shop in the corner of the building. There was no one in there, but I could hear the barista's talking somewhere inside. It was painted black with a lot of natural lighting and the menu was handwritten in bright-colored markers. What's even better is that it's right down the road from where I live. It will definitely be my go-to from now on - for writing, coffee, reading, or just for some peace and quiet.

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