Category Archives: Reflections

Prelude to a Reboot

I received my diploma in the mail yesterday and this has prompted me to clear my throat, in a manner of speaking. Since November 2013, when I began my descent into the valley that would become my masters applied project … Continue reading

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Jobot Coffee

I have always been a sucker for bookstores. So when I pulled up to Jobot Coffee along the hip tranquility of 5th & Roosevelt and noticed an old house with the sign “Lawn Gnome Books,” I was hooked. This sleepy … Continue reading

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Lola Coffee

Lola Coffee is such a wonderfully local coffeehouse that it is located at the intersection of local and local. Nestled into the corner of 3rd Avenue and Roosevelt, this coffeehouse is located within a stones throw of high density residences, … Continue reading

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Giant Coffee

As I settled into the tall, padded booth running along the length of the south wall I thought about how Giant Coffee was a bit of a contradiction: on the one hand it was the coffeehouse space I liked the … Continue reading

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Copper Star Coffee

I step into Copper Star Coffee on a Saturday mid-morning, walking through the large, open bay door (thisĀ  coffeehouse is a converted, vintage gas station). With the bay door open, the inside becomes indistinguishable from the outside as the campfire … Continue reading

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Codes of Conduct

After coding and analyzing the full data set for broad topics (i.e., coffee, service, etc.), I began to peruse the tips in an open and undemanding way, allowing phrases, words, and sentiments to simply settle in my mind. Subsequently, patterns … Continue reading

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