a passion for coffee and a call into pastoral ministry combine in this café latte/coffee culture review blog
Before I seriously began the journey of following Jesus, my knowledge of coffee was basically Necafé Blend 43…., yeah – I know!!!…But thanks to careful, considered people who not only took it upon themselves to disciple me in the ways of Jesus, but also convinced me that ‘life is too short for instant coffee‘ I now, more often than not, combine my two passions where possible.
Until I began formal Pastoral Ministry in 2003, coffee was an occasional luxury beverage – shared with friends on special occasions – however, I quickly learnt that coffee – good quality coffee – created an atmosphere that allowed the important, deep conversations about faith, life, the universe and everything to progress. It even made meetings more palatable! But also, along side good quality coffee, you needed the right ambiance, good service and reasonable prices, so that mid conversation you didn’t have to relocate for quiet or more reasonably priced coffee.
Also important in pastoral ministry, is finding those quiet little coffee shops where you can escape too for a few hours of solid, quiet reflective reading – accompanied of course, by good coffee.
So it is hoped that this blog will share stories and reviews of where you can get a good quality Café latte (my beverage of choice), how much you can expect to pay, who the supplier of coffee is, whether the coffee is FairTrade or not (ethics are important) – and perhaps what each Café is best suited for (easy chats, deep and meaningfuls, study and reflection).
If you would like to become a roving reporter (pro bono* of course) – then please let me know.