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Barista With A Grubby Beard

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We recently checked out a hot new coffee spot that has just opened near us. The verdict is still out on the quality of their gustatory offerings but, to a person, their staff was terrific. They were caring, efficient and very friendly. Here’s a quick portrait I took of a happy, young barista as he took our first order. Because I was so focused on the kid’s wide toothy grin I didn’t notice his straggly chin hair until I looked at his photograph more closely in Lightroom.

Admittedly it’s an old guy’s opinion, but I think  this grubby beard somehow diminishes this kid’s otherwise perfect presentation.

 

Starbucks Before My First Coffee Hit

 

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You know the feeling. Eyes blurred, mind dull, attitude grim. Sure signs of a coffee addict waiting for his first hit.

Terrible Colors…But Terrific Books and Coffee

R0330715smallThere’s a little book store http://www.hellohellobooks.com in Rockland, Maine right next to a fine coffee shop. The store stocks an ideosencratic collection of titles many with a Maine flavor. On a side wall is this reading nook decorated with the most god awful cushion colors I have ever seen lumpted together. Esthetics aside, Hello Books is a really fun place to browse.

Then when you are finished, you can walk about 18 steps from their entrance to grab a cup of great coffee at http://www.rockcitycoffee.com .

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