Needless to say, when you live in Seattle you see the insides of a lot of coffee shops. Some coffee shops are fancy, some are bare bones. In our neighborhood of Wallingford, there are no less than 7 coffee shops within 5 blocks. One is in our building and one is 200 feet from our door. Obviously sloth wins out most mornings and I end up at Cafe Appassionato.
However sometimes I do like to mix it up. The Diva Espresso is about a 30 second longer walk and is my usual second choice.
But I sometimes question their choices. Take this for example:
Don't get me wrong. Screens like this make mixing up orders much more difficult.
But did you notice the little "No Wi-Fi" sign sitting right next to this technological luxury? Now I understand that a screen that displays your order is a one time expense versus paying for internet access which is a monthly cost, but in a tech-savvy city like Seattle, not having wireless internet is like a bar not having a bathroom. Its a necessity.