When I am thinking about visiting a coffee shop, it is with a sense of expectation, not just because of the coffee, which I can make at home myself, but for a lot of reasons that have everything to do with the entire experience.
For a start, I would never visit a coffee shop if I was running short on time because coffee is to be savoured on many levels and a hurried visit just does not work.
There is so much more to consider, things which range from the paint on the walls to the ambient hum of conversation as I make my way to the bar and my seat of choice.
The quality of the coffee though, is always what draws me to take the initial step through the door. A Coffee Shop with friend’s drinking coffee.