Yesterday, I spent the day exploring Downtown L.A coffee shops. In the midst of busy traffic, grey cement streets and feeling enclosed by the buildings looming over me, Verve Coffee was a great escape.
I'm warmly greeted as I enter and I set up at one of the communal tables. After a few sips of coffee, I introduce myself to the girl next to me with the awesome glasses. Kelly is a graphic designer who loves Indie music and expressing her creativity. I asked her what she liked about being here and she said, "Coming here is a way to get out of the house for me and I always end up meeting people here. All the time. I've met celebrities here and Bill Clinton came in here six months ago with all his agents and I was like, 'What!?' I think coffee brings people together because you can't genuinely be angry at a coffee shop. At a bar, things happen, it's different. At coffee, everyone's ok. It's like family."
I love that she said that. Coffee shops are so inviting and comfortable. It's a place to let your guard down. So many of us put up a wall as we go about our day, but at a coffee shop it's different. If you're here, you are likely among others with similar intentions. Sitting back in a comfy chair with a warm cup of coffee speaks relaxation and openness to me. That's why I love exploring new coffee shops. You never know who you will meet and what kind of conversations you can have. I love the coffee shop community!
Verve Coffee / Los Angeles, CA