Over the last few years, I have grown to love coffee more and more. My first morning in Nashville, I ordered a Chai Latte from The Well Coffeehouse (which happened to be right in front of the building where I work). I love this place! The atmosphere is great, the people are friendly, and several of them know my “usual!” One day, they made my drink while I was in line, and had it ready (and gave it to me) by the time I ordered… now THAT is great customer service!
There is something about coffeehouses and music.. maybe because it reminds me of Phoebe from FRIENDS. It’s such a unique atmosphere to have live music, but still enjoy the company of friends, and of course, great coffee and pastries.
The more life I experience, the more I reflect on where I am, and where I’d like to be in the future (days, weeks, years). I have a million dreams, and I wish I had the time to accomplish all of them. One is to start my own coffee shop where people can choose from unique, funny mugs; and if you want your coffee to go, I would have a selection of to-go cups with funny phrases or puns. Of course, I would also have live music as much as possible. One of the best things about this dream is that if I had my own coffee shop, I’d always have a place to play music and share my stories (through songs of course)!
While I realize there is a lot more that goes into opening up a place like this (rent, licenses, overhead costs, ACTUALLY knowing how to make coffee), it’s still a nice dream to have as a “someday plan.” In the mean time.. I guess I’ll stick with my youtube video’s until I have a good set under my belt (and a pick-up installed into my guitar) in order to play open mic’s and local gigs.