Coffeehouse observation No. 208 – National Coffee Day! National Coffee Day!

I’m having computer and browers problems today or I most definitely would have mentioned that today is National Coffee Day! Viva, National Coffee day!

Here are a couple of links to National Coffee Day info. I’m guessing American laborers will never get a day off for National Coffee Day, but perhaps one day it will gain the status of, say, Groundhog Day.

National Coffee Day | Punchbowl

National Coffee Day: Facts you didn’t know about your cup of joe | ThirdAge

For National Coffee Day, Dunkin’ Donuts brews up its biggest coffee prize ever for the ‘Ultimate Dunkin’ Donuts Coffee Fan Contest’ | PRNewswire

National Coffee Day | Facebook

10 coffee facts for National Coffee Day | IndyPosted

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Coffeehouse observation No. 207

I’m not sure how this is all going to work out, but I’ve decided to go without coffee today. For those now concerned with their safety, I am currently at Troke Branch Library (Stockton) and will attempt to update my movements so that you all can take the appropriate precautions to avoid contact with a caffeine-free me.

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Coffeehouse observation No. 206

I walked into Exotic Java today on a somewhat tight schedule and was disappointed to see four people in line in front of me. But they were served promptly and cleared away from the counter … where my drink was already waiting. Barista Andrew had spotted me through the drive-through window coming into the coffeehouse and had already started and finished making the drink before I arrived at the counter. I frequent empresso most often, followed by Exotic Java, with Starbucks and Peets a distant third and fourth. The baristas at both empresso and Exotic Java are excellent at what they do and are quite friendly. The owners of both coffeehouses should be proud, because often workers are a reflection of the work ethic of their bosses and a sign of the respect the hold for their bosses.

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Coffeehouse observation No. 205

Went into Exotic Java earlier and one of the owners was on the phone with the manufacturer of the new espresso machine. Apparently, efforts to repair it have been thwarted because the manufacturer continues to send the wrong parts.

Me: “Well, do you have enough parts to make a new machine?”

Barista: “Almost.”

I still was able to receive my Red Eye so I was fine.

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Caffeine consumption an issue in Ky. murder trial | Associated Press | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram

Caffeine consumption an issue in Ky. murder trial | Associated Press | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram.

Coffeehouse observation No. 204

One of the Exotic Java baristas just accused me of having “spidy senses.” Cool! Very, very cool! … But now I will have the Spiderman theme song in my head for the rest of the day. … “Spider-Man, Spider-Man, does whatever a spider can ….”

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Coffeehouse observation No. 203

The ringtone on the cellphone of the guy sitting at the next table: “I’ve Got You, Babe.” Very, very manly!

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Coffeehouse observation No. 202

I’m a little concerned I’m becoming too predictable. The baristas at the coffeehouses I frequent start my drinks even before I step up to the counter. I’m in that much of a rut or they are just that good.

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Coffeehouse observation No. 201

I was just sitting outside Exotic Java sipping a Red Eye and going through email when a lovely young woman walked by. She was trailed by a very lovely, pleasant scent. I’m not sure what it was, but it will linger in my mind for the rest of the day. And I won’t mind that at all.

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Coffeehouse observation No. 200

I’m not a fashion maven, but some people should NOT wear those low-rise pants. I’m sitting in the empresso coffeehouse and there’s a young woman here showing the world her plumber’s crack. And I don’t think she even realizes it.

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Coffeehouse observation No. 199

A little guy – maybe 3 or 4 – just crawled into my booth at Exotic Java for the second time in 30 minutes and started jabbering away like we have known each other for years. Cute kid. Momma had to start counting – “five, four …” – to get him out of the booth.

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Coffeehouse observation No. 198

I just overheard a guy talk to himself and another guy trying to join in the conversation. It’s a little weird. It’s sort of like a three-way conference call.

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Coffeehouse observation No. 197

It’s in the mid-90s outside and the woman sitting next to me is wearing a sweater, jeans and riding boats. I feel so under dressed.

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This just in from Exotic Java

Exotic Java is back full steam ahead for the Labor Day weekend. From Facebook:

Exotic Java Whew, everything is back to normal. We have a beautiful new paved parking lot. Exotic Java Cafe and the drive thru are open and rockin and rollin! Come check out the new parking lot and grab a drink to get you started on this wonderful 3 day holiday weekend!!!!”

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Coffeehouse observation No. 196

I just spotted a woman outside the coffeehouse put a plastic food cup thingy on the table on the patio — across the sidewalk from a trashcan — and walk away. Why did she not put it in the trashcan? What’s wrong with people?

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