Vive le cafe...ok, pardon my French, but I've gotten so many comments on this little cup that I just had to write about it. And there's a new incentive now that it gets me a $0.25 discount at the local coffee shop. It's really nothing fancy - just an old cup but everyone seems to have something to say about it. One guy thought it was from the Civil War era! I was perusing the shelves at the Corner Cupboard (Washington Blvd. and Pershing St.) when I happened along this enamel-ware cup. So it now adorns my bike clanging from the carribener attached to my bike bag.
Now I don't normally drink a lot of coffee so a little bit goes a long way for me so my drink of choice is a double-espresso macchiato. Normally $2.25, I get it for $2 because Java Shack gives you a discount for bringing in your own tumbler (or whatever coffee-porting device you may have). So this little fella has paid for itself and I'm not wasting a cup. Although that doesn't matter much since the coffeshop already uses recycled/biodegradable cups. Sounds like it pays to be green too - they were recently certified as a Green Restaurant. I'll sip to that - vive le cafe!
Ken Matthews lives and bikes to work in Arlington