What Coffee Are You?
So, you probably have a regular coffee order when you visit a cafe.
You know, the coffee that you always get because it's a safe option that you know you'll like, no matter where you are. But, what does your coffee order say about you?
Here's what type of coffee our cafe staff describe themselves as, based on their go-to coffee order:
(check out our staff spotlight posts to learn more about us - http://www.themeetingplace-cafe.com/blog/category/staff)
Michelle (cafe manager):
go-to order - flat white
how does it describe you? - simple, consistent, reliable
Emma (cafe assistant manage):
go-to order - long black
how does it describe you? - deep, bold, rich, classic, diverse
Maddie Mae (cafe intern):
go-to order - flat white
how does it describe you? - classic, simple, enthusiastic, awesome, well-presented
Ana (cafe intern):
go-to order - iced vanilla latte
how does it describe you? - sweet, strong, refreshing
Miriam (cafe intern):
go-to order - small flat white, double shot on oat milk with hazelnut
how does it describe you? - short, spunky, sweet, bold, complex
Joanna (cafe intern):
go-to order - iced hazelnut latte
how does it describe you? - dependable, consistent, refreshing, sweet
Now, it's your turn! Here are some links to help get you started:
1- Some fun quizzes to help you find out what your coffee order says about you -
2- An artists' Instagram account (pictures previewed above) of drawing people as coffee -
1- Having an aesthetically pleasing profile page; & making it easy to navigate!
2- Advertising products with a fun, & enticing picture!
3- Pictures of staff & customers enjoying the product!
Check out the meeting place cafe's Instagram by clinking the link below:
Our Blue Door Project
In case you're unfamiliar, our blue door project is our way of supporting the local artists in our community.
Click on the blue door project tab above to learn more.
How it started?
Cusco, Peru's cafe called: "the meeting place cafe", which we were originally going to be affiliated with also has a blue door. Our blue door project is how we show transparency with the donation we receive.
Who can sell products?
Creative individuals on staff with YWAM Brisbane.
What kind of things can be created & sold?
We want people to simply use their own unique creativity to create something that represents their style / personality for others to know who they are without even meeting them face to face. We do this in hopes to build community between the artists and our customers.
Why we want to support our community in this way?
We want to be able to support local artists, while also creating a creative space for artists to showcase and sell their art, and for community members to discover new art / artists they would like to support.
What all this means for our customers?
When purchasing a coffee from our cafe, your donation simply goes into our cafe's operating expenses.
But, when purchasing something from our blue door project, your donation goes directly to the artist.
Why you should support our blue door project?
At the meeting place cafe, we pride ourselves in building meaningful relationships with our customers. And, our blue door has proven to be an effective way of making an impact, while building good connections with local artists.
So, next time you're at the meeting place, check out our current blue door project creations, and maybe you can even meet one of the artists (they love meeting people that love & support their art).
Hope to see you soon!
The Importance of Latte Art!
I hope that before reading this you've received beautiful latte art at least once from a cafe...
But, have you ever actually asked the question: what does art even have to do with coffee? or why does it seem to change the flavour of my coffee, or the atmosphere of a cafe?
Well, let us tell you a little bit about what we, at The Meeting Place Cafe, think about the impact of latte art, and how it really does help build community in a cafe.
You see, you can usually find a cafe on almost any street corner. And, wherever you go in the world, you will find some type of coffee shop. It might not be your normal "Starbucks", but it will represent that culture very well, and you will learn so much about the people that live there.
This can be discovered through the decorations inside, the genre of music playing, the price of the items, the friendliness of the staff, the variety of items on the menu, and the latte art (if any) in your cup.
At The Meeting Place Cafe, we know that all of these aspects can affect the atmosphere of a cafe in many different ways. We also understand that building relationships with our customers is not only about seeing them every morning, but it's actually about knowing their regular order. It's not just about wishing them a good day, it's about giving them a favorite coffee shop where they can start their day in a good mood.
It's about making people feel at home as soon as they walk inside!
And, at the meeting place cafe, we love being able to use our coffee making talents (including latte art) because we know that a good cup of coffee in a nice environment can change the community around us. We love being able to use our latte art, and communication skills to build meaningful relationships with everyone that comes into our cafe.
So, why do we believe that latte art makes a difference in a cafe?
Well, if you ask us, we'd say that cafes are an amazing ministry opportunity because building relationships with people really is an art. And, latte art is a great conversation starter to showing people we care about the taste and aesthetic of their coffee experience, just as much as the mood we can bring to their day through a simple cup of coffee.
At the meeting place cafe, we pride ourselves in building meaningful relationships with our customers. And, latte art has proven to be an effective way of making an impact in someone's day!
So, next time you're at the meeting place, or any other cafe, and you look in your cup at the beautiful art; don't forget to compliment your barista. Also, because they will most likely compliment you back (who doesn't love beautiful, delicious coffee, and lovely compliments in the morning).
That's what the meeting place cafe is all about!
Hope to see you soon!
Blessing, & happy new year!
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