Thursday, May 3, 2012

the coffee house

There is this place that I find myself spending a lot of time at. Maybe it's because I work there. Or maybe its because I have an extreme love for coffee. Maybe it's because I just like spending time there, hanging out with the people, taking deep breaths of the coffee scented air... This place, is the coffee house.

The coffee house is a cozy little place. With plenty of tables and chairs, comfy couches, soft lights, big windows and good music. Not to mention the coffee is pretty rad tasting.

One of the biggest reasons I love this place is its 'welcoming' feel. Starbucks although it's often a lovely place to go, doesn't seem to have that same feel as a privately owned coffee shop. This might sound biased, but I have often found that usually these privately owned coffee shops have better tasting coffee then the "brand name" places. I won't argue with you about it though, because everyone has different tastes. 

This place which I love so much, is also a place to connect with people. Friends often get together here to chat. Bible studies come to drink coffee and discuss topics. Old friends gather to reminisce the olden days. 
We baristas love the regulars who come in, always so friendly and nice. We love to create art with coffee, try out new flavors and brainstorm new drinks. It's one of the best places, in my opinion, to work and hang out.

I love the connections and growth in friendships that have happened here. It's truly a special place. 

do you have a favorite place to get coffee?


  1. oh my goodness, these pictures are perfection! I feel like I'm actually there. Love, love, love!

  2. I love how you can see all the little bubbles in the drinks.
    totes love this post, dude. Def rad. :)

  3. Love this! Except I don't drink coffee; I'm a tea kind of girl. :)

    Abbie /// XOXOX

  4. ah love this so so much!! what camera do you use?

  5. it's ABOUT TIME you posted about the coffeehouse. seriously, y'all are making me hungry. it's like the hunger games over here. joy won. ;) great post, your photos are totes spectacular!
    -jocee <3

  6. yes! privately owned cafes are little treasures :) i recently started going to one right by my school, and it is so charming and delicious :)

  7. I long to eat at a privately-owned cafe. You say you work there? Perhaps I'll have to drop in on your sometime ;)
    Also, hello to that doughnut. You can just hop out of the screen and into my mouth now, little guy.

    Jessica @ Diary of a Beautiful Soul

  8. Oh, that first picture, and the second, and the third... and well, all of them are simply beautiful. I'd love to find a private coffee house, because although Starbucks is wonderful, there are aspects that are looked over because of the big brand name. Absolutely lovely and cozy Marissa. <3

  9. wow, it would be awesome to work somewhere like that! All these pictures look so perfect and calm. I think I need to go to a coffee house now:)

  10. Love the first picture! And definitely agree. Little coffee shops over Starbucks anyday! :)

  11. I too work at a coffee shop (Starbucks infact! ;) and can completely relate with you.And while I do love my starbucks,you really can't beat a home grown coffee shop! Regulars are the best (and the worst ;) Wonderful post!!!
    ps:Nice foam,girl!! ;)

  12. LOVE THE PICS! :D Awesome post! I seriously think we have one of the best jobs ever! and I have to agree with you about the "brand name" coffee shops.. although I might be biased too.. :)

  13. coffee shops are the bomb. for real. i love them. that is all. (:
    great post!



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