Let's face it - we go to our favorite coffee spots for selfish reasons.
When we step up to the counter to place our order, our thoughts are on the satisfaction and instant gratification we will soon be receiving from what we are about to imbibe. The hot, caffeinated liquid we are about to partake of not only warms our bodies from the inside out, but also warms our soul. It makes us feel good.
Have you ever stopped to think about the crew behind the brew? Besides a weekly paycheck, does their service to us warm their hearts?
I would hope that at least to some extent those that are waiting on the customers in my favorite coffee spot do it because they enjoy the daily interaction with the public. But even if they don't, as responsible and socially conscious coffee consumers, we should do our part to bring them a little bit of satisfaction- in gratitude for how they help facilitate ours.