Choose The Local Coffee Shop

In an age where green straws have found their way off every highway exit and at every major intersection; I bring a strong urge to you.

When given the choice: choose the local coffee shop.


In the small town of Black Mountain, NC, there sits a coffee shop called The DripolatorI frequent ‘The Drip’ and in turn have grown to love it. The Dripolator roasts their own beans and pulls from fair trade and organic exports. Their coffee is fantastic; but even better is the community that ‘The Drip’ provides.


(The Drip pictured above)

On my daily visit (sometimes twice a day) I am met with baristas that I know by name and locals that I know by face (and some by name). After visiting this place over and over again, I have found myself nestled into a beautiful community. Nestled into a community that knows me by name, face, and that I drink my coffee black.

When I have work to do, I go to ‘The Drip’; when I have no work to do, I go to ‘The Drip’; when I have a friend in town, I go to ‘The Drip’, when I have no friends in town, I go to ‘The Drip’ (and find friends); also I occasionally go to ‘The Drip’ for coffee.

My plea is simple; put a face to your money. Don’t let your money get shipped around through big corporations; let it stay in town, with the person you know, who puts food on their table by putting money back into businesses that support your friends and family. Support them and they will support you. Uphold them and they will uphold you.

Don’t be silly.



37 thoughts on “Choose The Local Coffee Shop”

  1. Local coffee shops have such a great personality you can’t get with the “green straw”. As a small town local owned coffee shop we love your post. We provide a place for community meetings, celebrations, a place to works and a great cup of coffee to be enjoyed with friends. We purchase our beans from a roaster in our state and love offering local vendors/artisans a place to showcase their items. We love our regulars! support your local businesses!

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    1. That’s Great! We love businesses like you! As someone who knows your company, I can truly say I agree with everything you have said! Please, everyone, please!!! Support your local businesses!!


  2. Some of the best moments of a day have been spent at the local coffee shop. To watch the locals and the regulars as they come, go and savor makes me smile just thinking about it. Thank you for swinging by the Ranch and for the follow. We 💖 visitors, especially fellow coffee lovers. Cheers.

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  3. We have a great little string of Coffee Shops here in NJ called Booskerdoo. They are a bakery and coffee roaster. Theres also a not so coffee shop feeling coffee shop string here called Rook. Not a huge fan of Rook due to the no seating policy.

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  4. I love visiting local coffee shops when I travel. It feels good supporting the local communities, and I love how each one has its own personality.

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