Like the two other towns I have lived in I have found my coffee shop. And by “my coffee shop” I mean a coffee shop in which I feel comfortable sitting and spending time in. In Yellowknife it was, obviously, Gourmet Cup, but I didn’t mind Javaroma either and in Dawson Creek it was Cafe Europa. Both were nice, relatively small and the owners were delightful to deal with.
Now I have found that here in Fort St John at a little shop called Patch Java. The shop was called Cosmic Grounds before new owner Devon Wrigglesworth reopened the space as Patch Java in May of 2010.
I admire owners like Devon, not to say the other coffee shop owners in town are different, I just haven’t met them yet. He is the type of owner that is at the forefront. Always working on the front line, serving customers, socializing and making sure that everyone is satisfied.
With a different lunch special everyday of the week, I don’t think I’m going to get bored of this place. Oh and did I mention the free WiFi, yeah that is good too.
The problem with me and coffee shops is I have the overwhelming urge to get behind the counter and make drinks. Not to boost or anything, but I make a damn good latte and with the proper jug I can even style it with some fancy latte art.
But I digress I’m am glad I have the skills but happy at with where I am currently. Although I do intent to start writing down all the drink special I have in my head. Muddy Snowman, Kyle’s Choc Chip Frozen Mocha, Haystack Latte, and so on.