These past three days around 2:00 p.m. I have walked to a great little coffee shop to study and do my homework. I love going there. It has a great ambiance and fun music. There are comfy leather chairs and bookshelves with a few books. They have a great menu and it is the only place I have been able to find a Chai Tea Latte. I love Chai Tea Lattes!
Some of you know that I worked at Starbucks before moving to Israel. When you work at Starbucks, one of the perks is getting to drink whatever you want while on the clock. I got addicted to the Chai Tea Latte. I like this drink either hot or cold, depending on the weather and I always added an extra pump of Chai and made it with nonfat milk. Needless to say, I have been having withdrawals since moving to Israel. Thanks to The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, my withdrawals exist no more.
All this is to pose a question. Why are coffee shops and little cafes so cool? What gives them that great ambiance? Why do people flock to these places with their laptops and books? Why do we spend hours in these stores doing our homework, chatting with friends, surfing the web? Why do we spend $5.00 on a great cup of coffee? (Ok, I actually get a little annoyed when people say this to me. It's not accurate and I'm a faithful Starbucks employee....well, past employee who might go back to work there when she returns to the States. Sorry for the rabbit trail.)
If you are wondering if people participate in this activity in Israel as much as in the States, well, yes, and maybe even more so than in the States. But why? I don't really have any answers. Sorry. I really just want to know your thoughts on the subject. So let me know what you think.
p.s. I'd like to know what you think of the new look too? There are only so many choices!