Does anybody drink a basic cup o’ joe these days?
On occasion, Fat City is written from the hallowed tables of coffee shops across the city and over the past several weeks, it’s become apparent to me that everything but coffee seems to be going out the door.
Take for example a recent lunch hour I spent at Coffee Girls in Waldo — here’s a sample of the orders that I overheard at the counter: Toddy coffee (my order); double shot of espresso; a water; umm … a Diet Coke; steamed skim milk and decaf coffee; hot tea. Not a single cup of unadulterated coffee was ordered by the crowd. Granted, the small sample population was likely between the ages of 18 and 40 and this was well after the standard morning rush.