This morning at our local coffee shop – the Blue Butterfly Bistro on Main Street – I had an iced pumpkin spice latte and a pumpkin scone. It was wonderful. It made think of the differences between coffee culture here and in Seattle.
The first of course being that my pumpkin spice latte was iced! Even just thinking about iced beverages in October seems odd, let alone the traditional, cozy, hot pumpkin spice latte.
The second is that there are no drive thru coffee shacks. Not even Starbucks here has a drive thru. How do people manage having to park and get out of their car to get their morning cup of joe! It is awful. So often the kids and I wish we could just do a quick after school drive thru for hot drinks and pastries, but nope. Not here.
There are two Starbucks in town – yes, just two. And both have terrible parking and one rarely has an open table. The other though has a lovely patio where there are always open seats and gorgeous weather of course.
Needless to say, on the plus side, I’m saving lots of money.