I started drinking coffee about 18 months ago; shortly after Evan was born. Over the past few months I have come to discover that coffee is as much a social subculture as it is a beverage. I thought this post from MobileYouth summed it up nicely:
When young professionals walk down the street holding a cup of coffee with the highly visible Starbucks branding they’re sending out a subtle signal that they can regularly afford the $4-$5 for a cup of coffee, need the fuel for their busy lives and therefore to some degree (in their own reckoning) must be significant. Their choice of coffee, the countless permutations and the manner of consumption are all about displaying significance to the wider peer group and the premises in which this takes place are itself the most tangible social network youth have.
I’m not sure what it says about me that I tend to avoid Starbucks and opt for my local Grounds for Celebration when I’m looking to overpay for a cup of coffee. And also, speaking of local coffee, thanks to the lady at the Drake Diner who kept hooking me up with refills yesterday. I’m confident that I ended up drinking about 40 oz of java with my breakfast…but since it was never empty, I’m counting it as “one cup of coffee”.
Where do you get your coffee? What impacts your choice?