At the coffee shop Sunday, they gave me a mug to use that is symbolic of something that my blog posts about coffee have done. A fellow blogger, Cynthia of The Godly Princess at cynthiaswarroom.home.blog. messaged me that she has begun to have fun going to coffee shops because of reading my coffee shop posts. So the mug is truly symbolic. 🙂
My preference is locally owned coffee shops. Starbucks in my mind is the evil empire that I only patronize if there is nowhere else to go. By hanging out at locally owned coffee shops, it makes for a more personal feel to the experience and also helps the local economy.
One thing I love about hanging out at the coffee shop is when God arranges a Divine Appointment for me to have a conversation with someone. A few weeks ago for example. I had a meaningful conversation with a young woman who grew up Catholic and is now agnostic. At the end of our conversation, I encouraged her that if she wants to know if Jesus is for real, she can ask him to show her. I have been praying for her every morning since for God to bring someone across her path in life that will talk about Jesus.
I realize many of my readers embrace the fufu fluffy drinks that are in reality repurposed sodas like the frappes, lattes etc. As for me your coffee purist, dark roast black coffee is the way to go no milk or sugar.
So take it from me, if you want a relaxing afternoon or evening on a weekend or weekday, head to a locally owned coffee shop.
Thank you for reading. God Bless.