21 Nov 2015
As a means of allowing for greater fellowship together, I want to see the Dayspring coffee lounge come to life.
- Espresso Maker
- Fridge installed under sink
- Barista serving system
- *Quiet* fans
As a means of allowing for greater fellowship together, I want to see the Dayspring coffee lounge come to life. I envision a soft, lamp-lit atmosphere with uplifting music in the background, where people can come to fellowship in more comfortable setting. Of course, most of the people at Dayspring respect a good cup of coffee. I want to see the crowd that would usually go to Starbucks begin to deposit their “coffee fund” back into the community here. Profit would be *more or less* insignificant, mostly just replenishing the cost of the supplies, but then, over time, profits add up.
The Barista’s: In order for this thing to take on any kind of attraction, a face needs to be put behind the bar. Training in making a small menu of beverages will need to happen. Nothing to hard of course and experience will make beverages better. Here’s the schedule draft I had in mind:
- Tuesdays and Thursday 6pm-8pm
- Three one-hour shifts would be taken by volunteers
- Barista’s would need to stay in the coffee lounge for their whole shift
As individuals are unique, their art should be allowed to be displayed in an atmosphere where genuine interest will be found in it. Suggested donations could be requested for original art pieces.
A core group:
As with any developing new venue, this project will rely on voluntary involvement. Those who want to see an *official* evening fellowship location will need to offer their involvement.
** After running the Coffee Lounge for about a year, the project had was not breaking even financially. The support of the community was strong in word, but actual business was low. A renewed attempt would require more personnel-based support, as logistics are always involved in such an endeavor.