Have you ever thought about community? Not just the textbook definition of what Webster’s or the Oxford English Dictionaries have to say, but what it actually is; how community looks and feels? To us here at Coffeehouse Five community is as simple as peaches.
Ok, let me explain. This Sunday just after Coffeehouse Five Church I was standing by the coffee bar sipping the last bit of my long-since cold coffee and chatting with a friend, lamenting the fact that I had missed the previous week’s Peach Truck delivery. As the head baker here at Coffeehouse Five, I’m always on the lookout for new recipes and fresh ideas and I had a summer peach scone recipe I had been dying to try with fresh peaches. Honestly, my complaint was more off the cuff knowing I had missed my chance and would just have to wait for the return of the famous Peach Truck.
As I sighed and started to move the conversation along she just looked at me and simply said; “Oh, I made it out and got so many peaches. Do you want some?”
I hadn’t been fishing, I had no idea she even knew what the Peach Truck was (too many people, including me, miss out on its magic). But as soon as she heard I wanted something and she could help it was a no-brainer for her to offer.
That’s our goal here at Coffeehouse Five; to create a place where real community can happen. Where people meet and have genuine conversations and interactions, and joyfully accept the opportunity to help each other, even if it’s sometimes no harder than just sharing our excess peaches.
Hopefully we can all provide a bit more than just fruit, but for now we do have some scones you should probably stop by and try ;-)