There are as many ways to overcoming obstacles as there are obstacles to overcome. Hurricane Katrina was a major obstacle for the residents of Grant Isle, Jefferson Parish, LA, I witnessed the aftermath of its destructive force first hand. It was amazing to see the widespread destruction of hurricane Katrina, but the physical and emotional tolls placed on the community, residents, police, fire rescue and those that were sent down to assist were enormous. “Nearly a decade after Hurricane Katrina devastated southeast Louisiana, the state's only inhabited barrier island is on the rebound and has proven to be resilient” (Galle’, 2015).
In 2015, Evan Hefer, a United States Army and Special Forces Veteran decided after 20 years of government service it was time for him to retire and so he decided to start a business doing what he loved, roasting coffee. As a child Evan grew up smelling the various aromas of his father and grandfather’s coffee, in high school he learned to love the taste and years later he fell in love with a barista and the true passion came. When asked why he created the small business Evan Hefer simply stated “I created Black Rifle Coffee Company for people like myself, coffee-loving veterans and those who are committed to supporting the 2nd Amendment. I wanted to create a company that roasted the finest, freshest coffee on the planet that also
Joshua Davenport owned a coffee bar/bistro in the small town of Lackawaxen, Pennsylvania situated on the Delaware River. He wanted to bring the old world elegance to his rural community, a place where neighbors could meet and converse over espresso drinks prepared by an expert barista. The shops name is called “Espressivo” that attracted many young people, especially the college students at the nearby campus, and older
Coffee brews under a drip of scalding water, beans grind in the gears of a metal mechanism set atop the bar, and the chatter of patrons syncs with the sound of steaming milk in each Starbucks cafe chain. Like most cafes, the aroma of Arabica overwhelms all others, natural light shines in through the windows to touch the wooden tables, and the murmurs of conversations can be heard throughout the edifice. However, whereas the plebeian palate that feigns good taste finds pleasure in drinking coffee in its most basic form so that the true flavors of the drink might be relished, the rising youth of our post-modern society realize that coffee is best prepared when the taste of the bean is overwhelmed by various artificial flavors and sugars—undoubtedly cancerous but utterly unimportant. These developing connoisseurs of high society, with all their charm and intelligence, make it clear that Starbucks is the only cafe from which anyone who is anyone must buy one’s coffee. Starbucks, truly a place for the cultural and coffee elite, consistently attracts three intriguingly eccentric and completely loyal customers of both sharp wit and fine intellect: the female Women’s Studies major, the flagrant homosexual male, and the out-of-place conservative.
On a small street in New Orleans, there stood a small shop. Its dull sign and dusty windows never attracted many customers, however the objects displayed in the store's windows flew sparks of interest; especially for children. If you were to walk inside you would be greeted by the strong stench of wood and solvent and the jingle of the rusted bell above the entrance. The floor boards would creak on command as soon as you set foot upon them thus grabbing the attention of he old crooked man behind the counter. His fingers bent from arthritis and stained with wood finish. He wore the same copper orange shirt with the same khaki trousers and the same green vest. His bare head was always covered with a brown newsboy cap.
Have you ever imagined your home being destroyed as well as your whole community? Well the people in New Orleans experienced this last year. Hurricane Katrina destroyed the whole New Orleans area as well as many other areas. Today I will talk about the devastating effects of Hurricane Katrina. I will inform you of what organizations provided help to the victims. And also I will talk about what actions are being taken to rebuild the area.
Study shows that U.S. per capita coffee consumption has not really varied in over 15 years. Although the consumer has since evolved from regular brewed coffee to a more sophisticated gourmet brew, the overall intake for coffee has relatively remained the same based on the Gallup polls. (Brown, 2015) The Starbucks Company has managed to change the pallet of the consumer by the type of coffee they distribute. Companies like Dairy Queen, McDonalds, and Dunkin Donuts have had a complete coffee menu makeover in hopes to keep pace and their customer base. (Cowan, 2014) (Company Profile, 2015) Since 2003 there has been a noted growth of coffee import to the United States (U.S.), regions such as New York, Miami, New Orleans, Houston, and San Francisco have become major ports on handling imported coffee. The United States have increased their secondary countries in Latin and Central America in order to meet the demands of coffee beans here in the U.S. (Plume, 2003)
Starbucks is situated on State Street. A bustling area of Madison, occupied by the many university students. When you step into the café, the strong aroma of coffee spreads across your nose and the entire café. The invigorating aroma of brewed coffee from different countries has made the atmosphere of the café warm and welcoming. The café has a rustic appearance. When you first enter through the glass doors with black frames, on the left are wooden tables all across the wall. There are two options for seating, wooden chairs or plush green couches that are placed alongside the walls. Behind the couches, is a mural of Camp Randall Football Stadium, that fills the entire wall. Across each of the walls around the cafe are pictures with different countries. Each country represents the coffees that Starbucks offers their customers. The atmosphere behind each cup of coffee allows the customer to experience the tastes of different countries. Starbucks is constantly filled with people; your senses will be stirred by the multiple conversations and aromas.
After a lot of consideration and thought, I decided to study the coffee shop, Avenue Coffee, near the University of Memphis. The location was actually recommended by a fellow ethnographer in my class and I thought I would follow up with the gracious suggestion. Avenue Coffee was unfamiliar to me, and is also in a part of Memphis that I have rarely gone to. This shop was a great way to see a new part of town, but also to see what kind of local businesses have risen in Memphis. The ethnographer told me that the café had a deeply rooted mission for the community of Memphis and is definitely a place in one must visit.
The wildly successful coffee shop that can be seen around the world started from a humble beginning with just one single store in Seattle’s Pike Place market, as a retailer of whole beans
Ours is a caffeinated nation. We purchase more coffee than most other nations in the word – almost a third of the planet’s supply – and consume roughly one hundred billions cups of coffee per year (Clark 2007:7). Coffee is the second-most-traded physical commodity in the world, with four out of every five North American adults drinking the beverage on a regular basis (Clark 2007:7). Throughout history, all civilized societies have had places in which people could get together and socializes, share gossip, discuss ideas, or just unwind. These public gathering places are vital to a culture’s health, and they have always reflected the diverse character of their patronage: London has it boisterous pubs, Beijing its formal and proper teahouses, and Paris its relaxed style sidewalk cafes (Clark 2007:2). Currently, in North America, we have the cozy, indulgent coffeehouses as our social hub, and Tim Hortons is a company that has taken this kind of communal place, standardized it, branded it, and sold it to a large amount of devoted consumers (Clark 2007:12-13). Customers all over Canada and the United States have seized onto the chain and made it such an entrenched part of their lives. Tim Hortons has found a way to provide and promote feelings of social connections and safe refuge – two things that people desperately crave. Due to this fact, I decided to examine a local Tim Hortons coffee shop located at the intersection of Ellesmere Road and Neilson Road and provide a detailed
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The consumption of coffee was not a new concept at this time, it’s use and drinking rituals had been around for centuries. However it was typically consumed in small independent coffee houses and the rituals associated with it were by no means established in America as it was in other parts of the world. What made Starbucks unique in America was its point of differentiation. At this time here wasn’t an established coffee consumer market in America it allowed Starbucks to present something to consumers that they didn’t yet know they needed. They also proved their relevance in the market by successfully capitalising on the characteristics of the time, creating a brand that echoed the values and behaviours of the modern America market. In comparison to other world markets America was the forerunner in the creation of a “consumption-based economy” (Ritzer, 2004). By the 1990s it was heavily saturated, based on wants rather than needs, the purchasing of luxury, convenience and the manufacturing of lifestyle and image, all of which were contributing factors in the rise of
Throughout history, coffee has played an important role in cultures all around the world. The café society, which developed in England and France between 1680 and 1730, served as cultural exchange by bringing together poets, musicians and artists (Lyons, 2005). To this day, writers and graphic designers can be seen working in coffee shops across the county. Additionally, coffee shops have long been considered a place for intellectual and political discussion ( Blank & Vooren, 2007). Therefore, it should not come as a surprise that during the specialty coffee boom of the 1970’s, company’s like Starbuck’s began to expand into neighborhoods close to museums, colleges, and art galleries ( Lyons, 2005). In short, coffee shops have a long history of attracting intellectual and creative individuals.
Known for their Creme Brulee Latte, award-winning espresso, and seasonal drinks, Klatch Coffee promotes an environment where people can gather around and chat, as implied by the name of the coffeehouse and that holds true from the moment I walked in. I found myself surrounded with students working on their