Tuesday, March 8, 2011

we used to wait.

i mentioned earlier my hope to lessen the reliance on the 'to-go' cup. now, this is by no means saying that you can never drink coffee on-the-go, because we all have those moments where time is short and we need it. yes, need. but we'll get to that later.

there are really two reasons i hope to move away from this: one being the amount of waste that comes with cups that leave and never come back, and the second being that we are moving so quickly we may not even notice the time as it rushes past us.

for now, let's slow the world down for just a moment.

i think we move too fast. i, for one, am guilty of this. i tend to overbook myself so as to be in 17 places at one time, with no room for error. that's all fine and efficient, but the moments that have always carried the most weight came during the still. what if we allowed ourselves the time to sit and really enjoy the moment? to fully engage in the person we are meeting with. to enjoy our coffee.

one thing you can look forward to at vintage heart is an array of coffee mugs. you are probably thinking, 'uh.. yeah, i hope you would have coffee mugs.' more specifically, there will be a wall upon entering that will have hanging from it an assortment of 'in-house' mugs. go ahead, grab one and we'll fill it up for you. we'll make that perfect latte right there in the mug of your choice. more a fan of straight coffee? first, i applaud you and would love to talk to you about your favorite roast/bean/region. second, we'll fill it up for you, right there in that mug of your choice.

so how does this benefit you? i plan on working a cup discount into the menu. if you use one of our in-house cups, you just saved yourself (up-to) 50 cents, not to mention a tree or seven. what about if you bring your own? same. i am working on keeping cost low for both you and myself. with that said, the more reusable cups, the less you/we pay.

my hope is also that, by taking a brief second to select mug that you like, choosing the drink that you want, and having a seat to enjoy that little sip-of-heaven, you have slowed down your world for just a brief moment. i hope to provide a space that is conducive to conversation. a place to come as you are and meet with others. all the while sipping that perfect drink.

until our doors are opened, try to make a place for the slower moments in life.
take care.

oh, and if you see this cup on the wall, i call it.

1 comment:

  1. Hey!
    An idea for your coffee mug wall... every coffee shop has regulars... what if the regulars can put their name on a mug of their choice that will be put on the wall? That way they can use the same mug every time they visit, if they'd like!
    <3 Jenn