Just Love Coffee Cafe
--by mindyjourney, posted Oct 15, 2021
The franchise began with a couple, who after incurring great expense while adopting 2 children from Ethiopia, began a coffee roasting/mailing and cafe business, with a portion of the profits going to help families adopt.
Enjoyed the good vibe and the eclectic menu and a nice chat with the owner about the Cafe premise and Peace doves -- by then I had given out a flock of them!I decided to purchase a gift card for the lifeguards at the CSP pool (we went every day while there and even witnessed a save!) and for the hostess at the Trading Post, who cheerfully agreed to allow me to set up an origami workshop next time we were camped there.
While waiting in line to buy the gift cards, I had a brief conversation with a young mom who was at a point in life where everything seemed a struggle, but she was optimistic, “Her father,” she said, smiling at her daughter in the stroller, “is away at barber school in Arizona. It’s the fastest track to getting his certificate. He’s Native American and his specialty will be in braiding. I work nights and have a sitter for her during the day, so I’m always tired. Hope I can get on days
Following that “nudge,” I purchased another gift card and gave it to the hard-working young mom. And when I did, she reached out to hug me, with tears of surprise.
As we hugged, I said softly, “Things will get better. Hold on…”
Just Love? Yes, with an extra dollop of kindness!