“When that first sip of coffee … touches your soul.” I see memes with this saying all over the internet. I have a few pinned to my Coffee Shop Stuff board on Pinterest. I love coffee! I love coffee so much, all I have to do is walk two blocks to my local Starbucks. The moment I open the door, I’m at my second office.
Think about it. A coffee shop is a special place. The smell of fresh coffee greets me the moment I open the door. The sounds of busy coffee machines and steaming milk fill my ears. The look of bar tops, tables and comfortable chairs inviting me to make myself at home. All that’s left is to order my coffee.
My favorite coffee drink is simple compared to others. I always get a Quad Venti White Chocolate. In case you didn’t know, a standard Venti has 3 shots of espresso in it. A quad adds of 4th shot to the mix. The extra kick helps get the creative juices flowing when I’m working in my second office. I have my Quad Venti and I look for an empty table.
I’m small potatoes compared to my wife. Every time she joins me, she orders a 6-shot whole milk latte with 8 pumps of classic sweet syrup. It can be iced or hot depending on her mood. Now this is a serious coffee drink!
I find a table, sit down and take my first sip of coffee. I’m surrounded by people. Faces staring at laptop screens. Fingers busy. Business people working on presentations. Students working on projects. Office workers checking email. I don’t know them personally. I don’t know what they’re working on. All I know is stuff is getting done! I get creative energy from this as well as the caffeine. This is the moment the coffee touches my soul.
Understand, I can get most work done anywhere. I have a laptop. As long as I have a
flat surface and some space, I can get things done. I can’t speak for all Starbucks but my local Starbucks has a vibe that makes creative work easy for me. The smells. The sounds. The right furniture. The power of caffeine. The feel of people accomplishing things. This is why my local Starbucks is my second office.
Where’s your second office … and does it have coffee?
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