You know you want a latte. Every day as you work downtown you get that feeling mid-afternoon: "I'm not in the mood for the instant coffee anymore today. I want a treat. I want a reason to get out of the office for a few minutes. I want a pick-me-up. But I don't want to spend $4 at Starbucks!"
You leave the office, hoping for some inspiration. What do you find? Starbucks in your lobby. Tullys on the street. Starbucks across the street, and Seattle's Best on the corner. The uber-friendly folks at Starbucks begin to call you: "Haven't seen you for a while, double-shot-americano-with-walking-room!" You are pulled closer and closer...
There is an alternative! If you want to put your money towards a great cause, get some quick, good coffee, and get just a little exercise while you're at it, try the Fare Start Cart at the Seattle Public Library. It's a coffee cart run by formerly homeless youth in a barista training program, and their coffee is great. Plus it's a good cause, and in a convenient location. Next time you want a latte, just tell your boss you're going out for a few minutes to save the world!