So the thing about Utah is, nobody drinks coffee. Okay, maybe a few people in Salt Lake imbibe from time to time, but as a blanket statement, this state does not care for my beverage of choice.* As a result, this can throw off my caffeinated needs. Here are a few examples of my coffee-finding adventures:
- Krispy Kreme. One day, as I was heading back to work from my lunch break, I decided to swing by Krispy Kreme (under the assumption that a donut chain just might sell coffee) to pick up a drink. I placed my order at the drive-thru, waited patiently in line, got up to the window to pay only to be told “Oh sorry, we ran out of water.” Ummm…what? What national food chain runs out of water??? Result: no coffee for me.
- In’N'Out. When I realized In’N'Out sold coffee I knew I HAD to get one! So I placed my order and they told me they needed to make the coffee first. I’m pretty sure I was the first one to break in their coffeemaker. Result: After they brewed a pot for me, a nice young worker brought it to our table and apologized about the wait. Kudos, In’N'Out. You are representing my home state well.
- Subway. During our lunch break, I asked for a 12 oz coffee to take back to work with me. The cashier said “Coffee?” and blankly stared at her co-worker, who then informed me that they “didn’t have any coffee.” Too bad I could see the coffee pot AND the coffee cups in plain view. Result: no coffee for me.
- 9th South Delicatessen. Today in Salt Lake when I ordered a drip coffee, the guy had to check to see if anyone had made any coffee for the day (mind you, it was 4pm). He then told me “we don’t get a lot of coffee orders around here.” Tell me about it. Result: he nicely made sure that the coffee was fresh and I was a happy customer. Good job, SLC.