painting by Alex Jabore

A Coffee Story

Though it had none of the porcelain mugs and grounds-saturated brewing machines and caffeine charged university youth but instead just piles of paperwork and metal cabinets and a cheap plastic desk with an outdated computer, the back office of the cafe smelled just as strong of coffee. As though that chocolate-smooth and rich aroma was no longer some organic emanation from a roasted bean, but a pervasive yet…