A beautiful story of community and how a local coffee shop is so much more than just a place to get your cup of morning joe. Creating an environment for people to connect through conversation and great coffee is what we hope to bring to the ABQ neighborhoods our cafes are in. Thank you @andres.salazar.photography for sharing this with us.
Every millennial needs his/her own coffee shop that they can call their own.
For me, that place is Satellite coffee.
In this fast-paced life, a barista functions as a modern-day therapist.
I’ve been going to Satellite Coffee since I was a freshmen in college in 2006, and I think Scotty, a regular, has been drinking java there since it opened.
Scotty, pictured here, sits on the patio, and chats with people.
The staff call him the “patio manager" becuase he even helps set up the chairs and tables sometimes.
He often sits outside and talks to happy coffee drinkers most of the day.
One day my tire was flat, and I have massive anxiety when it comes to cars.
It can truly feel like impending doom is upon me (A symptom I just read about on web MD for allergies).
Scotty saw that I had a flat and offered to help.
"Are you sure?" I asked, and I offered to help him with the tire.
“no I got it."
He just did everything.
Scotty has these massive hands that can fix anything.
My dad has taught me many things, including how to fry an egg and change a flat.
If you can do those two things, you can mostly live.
It's not that I couldn't do it, I could.
It was the help from a near stranger, my coffee shop friend, that made all the difference.
His help was more than just practical.
His help made me feel like I wasn't alone in this little simple problem.
This car problem that somehow made me feel like it was the end of the world.
If you ever want to say hi to me, I'm often at Satellite, almost every morning and sometimes evening.
If you are trying to NOT see me, visit other coffee shops because I'm at Satellite like 50% of the time.
Ok 90 percent.
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