“We found proper lattes and a great place to hang at Mead’s Corner…” Geoff Edgers Boston Globe staff.
It’s always nice to get tweets from friends saying “@samuelwconnelly hey did you see that Mead’s got some props in the Boston Globe”, @samuelwconnelly Sam! Sam! Sam! Get out of bed and look at the news…you guys got a good review in the Boston Globe!” I got 57 more on my Twitter account and even more on my face book page.
It’s easy to get all excited about a mention by someone in a really big city like Boston. I moved here from Northern California on Valentine’s Day in 1998 and I’m still here. Sure, I miss the ocean like crazy, but what Wichita lacks in salt water it makes up for in its wonderful art, music, and coffee culture.
Wichita’s coffeehouses are also very unique in their ability (for the most part) to have gotten free from the ‘Competition Coffeehouse Mind-Set’, and work more out of a heart to ‘Encourage the Coffee Culture’. This is a powerful part of the coffeehouse success in Wichita.
Each of the coffeehouses in Wichita shares a different piece of the city’s culture which is very music, the arts, and history driven. This helps to create that special place in the minds of those travelers, tourists, artists, filmmakers, and international businessmen from all over the world to remember Wichita.
At the end of the article Geoff gave a great close,
…When it was over, we realized just how much we had enjoyed Wichita. It only took me a day back in Boston to do a real estate search for a place downtown. No, we weren’t going to be moving to Kansas, but it was nice to dream of regular visits to the Tasty.” Geoff Edgers can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Over the next few weeks I will be writing and reviewing my top favorite coffeehouses in Wichita and the surrounding area: Mead’s Corner, The Riverside Perk, The Donut Whole, The Vagabond, Il Primo Espresso Café, Café Modern, Jacob’s Well (El Dorado Ks), The Metropolitan Café (Hutchinson Ks) and Pt’s Coffee (Topeka)
Please let me know where your favorite coffeehouse is and why you like enjoy them. Also, if you have a good idea for an article on your favorite coffeehouse, or would like have me come review them contact me:
Here’s to you!
Here are a few other links about this story:
Article from Boston Globe’s Geoff Edger
KWCH Article about Edger’s Visit
Kansas New – Boston Globe Writer Who Raved…