Coffee lovers around the world know that coffee has a wonderful superpower of transforming us from brain-dead zombies to fully charged human beings. But did you know coffee has another superpower as well?
Coffee has the power of bringing people together. From total strangers engaging in a coffee conversation, to best friends sharing stories over a cup of coffee. One of the main reasons I love coffee besides it’s caffeine jolt and amazing aroma and flavors is that it truly does bring people together, one cup at a time.
When people asked me why I love coffee so much, I would always say it’s because it’s universal. And it’s true. I was reminded of this yesterday.
After work at my new job, I decided to try a café I’d never tried before but have seen, called Bella Latte. It seemed cute enough, and at first I thought it was a typical chain like Caribou or Starbucks, which nothing wrong with that. But I was curious because I’d seen a few other locations as well. But to my pleasant surprise, it was an indie type coffee store, complete with a pour-over station and some siphon coffee brewers.
When I walked in, there was a lady a little older than me who was very excited as she watched a skilled barista pour hot water with a goose-neck kettle very carefully. It was quite a display and immediately we got in a nice chat about coffee when I said I loved pour-over coffee and have one at home. I mentioned I save the fancy pour-over style for Saturdays and use my Keruig for the weekends. She had a Keruig too and the conversation continued.
I was describing how my ultimate favorite method was French Press, she said she heard about it but wasn’t familiar, so I explained how it worked.
It was just such a great experience and it was a nice reminder of coffee’s true superpower: bringing people together.
Have you had some random conversations with a stranger about coffee before? What is your favorite coffee methods? Share in the comments!
Have a great weekend!