George Williams recently posted 4 Things to Love About Coffee on ProfHacker. He noted that many campuses have coffee shops, indeed, many libraries now boast coffee shops – including my own.
I agree with George’s observations on coffee and the charm of coffee shops as gathering places. I would add 1 more thing, which I do not quite understand concerning my own habits regarding coffee, coffee shops, and writing. I need quiet when I work on fiction at home. But take me to Radina’s, Hale’s 24 Hour Study (now with Einstein Bros.!), Panera, or Bluestem with laptop and latte in hand and I can be amazingly productive. Go figure!