Coffee Saves the Day

There’s nothing like a good cup of coffee to lift your spirits. This article on CNN proves that coffee is more powerful that we thought.  Hurricane victims are visiting coffee shops to get their favorite brew, but also use the internet, connect with neighbors, and resume part of their daily, normal lives.  Even if it’s just temporary relief, it’s nice to know that communities can come together over a cup of coffee or a latte or tea, if that’s what you like. 


It happens to be Starbucks that is doing such a thing, if you’re interested. Starbucks vs. local coffee shops? Well, that’s a debate for another day. It makes sense that if any business can remain open in such depressed times, Starbucks would be it.  And in this case, if it’s helping to keep a neighborhood connected and full of hope (and preventing caffeine withdrawal), then it’s a good thing. 


What would we do without coffee? It’s a normal part of everyday life in America, which, without it would turn people upside down. After all, there is that saying about it’s the little things in life that matter and one step at a time.


Enjoy your coffee today, everyone.  And if you have the means to help hurricane devastated areas or the time (volunteer vacationism – recovery clean-up) please give it a thought. 

2 thoughts on “Coffee Saves the Day

  1. Coffee Fanatic says:

    That was an interesting article. As someone who lives in an area that was severely affected by this summer’s floods, I understand peoples’ need for normalcy in their lives, even after a staggering tragedy. Despite what criticisms people have against Starbucks, it’s nice to see them allowing those affected by the hurricane to engage in at least one familiar thing in their lives.

  2. preservationinpink says:

    I agree, it is great to see companies (all companies) help keep people grounded and offering normalcy. Thanks for sharing!

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