Hey, Hi, Hello ... welcome to the DD blog. It's only fitting that I write the first blog about coffee, plus I'm currently sitting inside a Starbucks. I know some of the Starbucks haters out there are cringing right now. Some say, why Starbucks? The coffee has a bold taste, some baristas are unfriendly, they just want to pump people in/out. Sure some of that is true, but some is the exact opposite. I like Starbucks because no matter where I'm at in the country when I walk into a store, they all feel the same. I know when I order an Americano (which is just Espresso shots and water) It will taste the same. I know the wifi will be free and easy to connect too. And if it's a local store that I frequent often, they will reciprocate with a free drink (or two)!
When I lived in Indianapolis, Indiana. I made the closest Starbucks my office! I was in every morning with my dear friend and mentor Dick Dixon. We would talk for hours about race cars and our publishing company that we were building. While sitting there we witnessed: Job interviews, first dates, meetings, study sessions, people catching up, and the occasional creeper in the corner just people watching!
So for me, Starbucks is a spot to be productive or have a great conversation over coffee. Sure I support the local mom & pop shop for the experience, but I know when I go into a bux, it will be like I never left.