Factor One: My Cousin's Craze for Coffee
- My cousin loves coffee.
- I spent a lot of time with my cousin.
- Now I love coffee.
Factor Two: My Fancy Coffeemaker
My dad came home from work one day handing me a coffeemaker. I had no previous knowledge that I would receive such a gift, but it changed something in me that I was not expecting. The coffeemaker itself was a fancy coffeemaker that apparently brewed the coffee in a way different from others, but more importantly than that (which is pretty important), this coffeemaker got me thinking about the process of making coffee itself, what are the superior and inferior methods.
Factor Three: My Whimsical Fantasy
Every now and again, one enjoys fantasizing about life and coming up with ridiculous plans for the future--for example, "What if I became an astronaut?" or "What if I ran for president?"--and it was on such an occasion as this that I realized my fantasy was a little more reasonable than usual. In fact, it was so reasonable that I had the audacity to think it possible. Spurred by this lapse in common sense, I texted one of the fundamental elements of my fantasy, my coffee-loving cousin John. He was enthusiastic about the idea, and I thought to myself, "Why not do it?!" And here we are....
Having laid out that meager explanation of events, there is one particular aspect on the matter of this coffee shop and our process for making it happen that needs discussing: Vision vs. Reality. My cousin and I are no business men, but we do understand the difference between wanting something and making it happen. At this point in time, I would not say we are planning a coffee shop, so much as we are investigating the process of starting and running one; it will be some time before any actual actions are taken to get the ball rolling (e.g., renting property, buying a quality espresso machine, etc.). More will be said on the difficulty of Vision vs. Reality in the next post. I will explain more precisely how our vision began, what it currently is, and what our current reality is to make it happen.