|Coffea arabica (kahve) wrote in nevermore_logs,|
@ 2013-10-22 05:38:00
|Entry tags:||coffee, tea|
Who: Coffee & Open
What: It's a triple-shot sort of day
Where: Their coffeehouse
Coffee was an early riser, no matter what face they were wearing that day. That was usually because there was a laundry list of things that they needed to do, and more often than not, not enough hours in the day. They'd been Zoe for the past few days, and the Starbucks was running smoothly, but the coffeehouse couldn't afford to be neglected. So when they emerged from the apartment, it was as Dulcea, bundled up against early morning chill.
They opened at 6 during the week, so Dulcea arrived at 5:30, turning on the lights, heat, and radio, and setting the coffee pots to brewing. The first staff members usually arrived around 5:45, but she liked to start the day off herself. When the rush arrived, she'd be there to meet and mingle with customers, something she did quite well.
The sun rose slowly as she looked out of the glass storefront, sipping her americano. Already the first customers were starting to arrive: the businessmen with early meetings, the moms who needed the caffeine jolt to start their day, the college students with morning classes. Dulcea welcomed them all, pressing hot cups into their hands and smiling as they left. They'd be back again, the way they always were, and she loved it.
They finally died down around 10, and she took the opportunity to sit down and catch her breath, a vanilla latte and a bagel laid out in front of her. There'd be another small surge over lunch, and then again once school let out, but she was ready for it.