There is something about coffee shops that draws people. They are cozy, inviting, a break from the world. Everyone mellows out and gets along. Not so with religions, politics, and nationalities. Yet, all religions, political views, and nationalities come together in coffee shops.
My husband drinks coffee. I drink tea. I have never noticed any warfare between coffee drinkers and tea drinkers. In fact, my husband and I support each other’s habit. I don’t think one could attribute it to the caffeine. Pepsi and Coke products both have caffeine, but there are cola wars. People are most adamant about their preference. I remember I was too, when I drank Pepsi. That was so long ago it seems, but not long enough, as I wish it were one of those habits I never picked up.
Finding good coffee shops on our travels is one of the first things. There was a coffee shop in New Orleans I found most inviting. It was Dee’s Coffee Shop.
Recently in Raleigh, NC, I found another one – Third Place Coffee House. It was really a quick trip in and out because it was next to the pizza place we were eating at. I loved their chai. https://www.facebook.com/thirdplacecoffee?sk=info
One of my favorite ones is Café Collage at Venice Beach, California, which I previously wrote about on my blog. http://athursdayschild.wordpress.com/2011/03/24/bagel-heaven/
Then there is Starbucks. No links needed. I often wonder why Starbucks is so popular. I have often thought the original Starbucks was in Atlantis, and all past life Atlanteans are coming together there.