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Why Coffeehouses & Cafes?

Community Expression.

 

ColoraDOUGH Aaron BadolatoNot only are they exquisitely unique, but they also enhance community by providing a venue for people to gather together in a welcoming environment. Our app and mobile website offers these unique small independent businesses an opportunity to dramatically increase their exposure to their own neighbors as well as those visiting their communities for FREE!

Something to Consider
Historically, coffeehouses were suppressed, even banned or outlawed. Since coffee was affordable for all classes of people and the caffeine in coffee induced lively exchanges often resulting in political discussions. Revolutions were actually hatched from conversations in the coffeehouses of yesteryear. According to the International Coffee Association; The Boston Tea Party of 1773 was planned at the Green Dragon Coffeehouse and Tavern in Boston and was known as the “headquarters of the Revolution”.

Coffeehouses are now places to read, study and relax. In “The Great, Good Place”, by author Ray Oldenburg explains, “Most needed are those third places’ which lend a public balance to the increased privatization of home life. Third places are nothing more than informal public gathering places, The phrase ‘third places’ derives from considering our homes to be the ‘first place’ in our lives and our workplace the ‘second’.”

Why do we include Micro-Roasters too?
We’ve included micro-roasters in our directory because the art of roasting coffee is amazing! As the United States (and the world for that matter) understands more about specialty coffee we are finding that the relationships between coffeehouses and roasters are critical to the success of both.