Sipping an Americano, or as I prefer to call it, a Canadiano, and waiting for a business associate, I’m people watching the bustling morning coffee crowd at The Buzz.
Some are business on their break, not relaxing at all as they gulp down their coffee and sneak a treat as well. Others, like myself, are consultants trying to conduct business over the noisy morning atmosphere. Hopefully the client or associate can glean the necessary information over the din.
Lovers sit in a corner speaking unspoken words, oblivious to the busy scene in front of them. Several groups of women chat with their children taking in their busy surroundings. Every now and then a wide-eyed youngster escapes from the watchful eye of their mother and wanders, peering up at the tables with a look of curiosity.
It is easy to spot the regulars as they greet each other with nods and chit-chat. Outside it is the normal dance of vehicles as the lot overflows with patrons at this time of the day. Many are just dropping in for a coffee to go, while others are looking for a seat inside. On sunny days many take advantage of the patio but today is cool and drizzly.
For business and the public, this is a healthier way to conduct business and suits the younger generation of entrepreneurs. I grew up in the corporate culture of the ‘70’s and ‘80’s where business was conducted over rich food and a couple od drinks. We are fortunate that most of that lifestyle is behind us!
The coffee ‘culture’ certainly has taken hold and everyone has their favourite roaster or ‘brew house’. One thing that is very noticeable in the patrons is that it is popular with all generations.
Enjoy you morning java and have an awesome day!
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