We usually buy Kirkland Brand coffee from Costco. It always tastes good. The last while I've gotten hooked on adding creamers for flavouring. I know they are calorie rich and full of sugar and fat, but man, they make a cup of coffee taste good. This morning I had the thought, "If I had my own coffee company I'd make coffee sweet already.....so no one has to add anything." Why hasn't anyone thought of that?
My coffee shop would be called The Human Bean. It would be created with real people in mind.....you know, the human kind who don't care about fancy names. There wouldn't be any tall, grande or vente in my shop. Nope, just good old small, medium, large and the give-me-all -the-coffee-you have jumbo size.
The cups would be real insulated cups too with non-spill lids. There's be no need for fancy cuffs or double cupping. Everyone would enjoy the lids because it wouldn't mess that white blouse you worked so hard ironing for the job interview only to stop and drip coffee down the front. Ugh. Right?!
I'd have blends like Wide Awake, Intravenous, The Morning After, I've Got Company, Heading to Bed [decaf of course], Working Late, First Date, Save Me from My Kids [which may or may not have a shot of Vodka added] and PMS. Although PMS might just be hot chocolate with a coffee bean floating on top.
There would be cold drinks as well. They'd have titles like Lordy I'm Hot, Chillaxin' and Sitting in the Shade.
This wouldn't be the type of coffee shop to sell frou-frou types of baking. Good old fashioned cookies and squares is what I'd sell. Nanaimo Bars, Matrimonial Squares, Rice Crispy Treats and real cookies that were made for dipping like Ginger Snaps.
Yup. There'd be no messing around at the Human Bean.
The staff would be friendly and helpful. We'd encourage you to sit and visit but if you'd rather sit and do homework.....you might just want to continue on your way. It would be comfortable but not that comfortable. We'd play real music on the sound system, but we wouldn't try to peddle you the latest cd. We'd have it tuned in softly so you could carry on a decent conversation without yelling and straining your voice.
Alas, it is not meant to be. When I googled the name, someone else has already taken it made it organic and fair trade. Meh. I guess I'll settle for my International Chocolate Mint creamer after all.