There have been several threads about Starbucks lately. Some posters want to boycott them, others want to get a Catholic message out through them, and still others complain of their inflated prices. I count myself among the latter!
I was wondering, does anyone go to other coffeeshops, i.e. “Mom and Pop” coffeshops, or even gather at friends houses for coffee and chat? I agree with others who posit that Starbucks has tried to become the “front porch of America”, so why not take back the title and the role and reinstate our front porches, back porches, living rooms, or whatever? I remember some great visits over cups of coffee and some homemade cookies or cakes that I used to have while in college-- at my own place! Let’s take back our front porches, or even just our kitchen tables!