Dispatches | October 30, 2009

The image of the struggling writer hunched over a desk with an overflowing ash tray and multiple cups of coffee is  a common stereotype seen in T.V and movies.  Blame it on the deadlines, the writer’s block, the late nights that facilitate creativity, or just the roasted aromatic goodness that seems to appeal to everyone, but i think that writing and coffee go well together.

I was recently looking through this month’s GQ magazine and they have an article titled “Where to get the Best coffee in America” that can also be viewed online.  I was so excited to see that Kaldi’s Coffee Roasting Company in St. Louis, and Columbia was listed among the top coffee shops!  While Columbia has a plethora of good coffee shops (many actually located across the street from each other), Kaldi’s definitely stands out as one of the best and deserves recognition.  Perhaps the Kerouac-laden stereotype is irrelevant because coffee is a popular drink loved by many people, but I still can’t help but feel cliché as a sit in Kaldi’s long after dark, working on writing and brooding over my laptop with my bottomless cup