Over the next few weeks (as Thanksgiving approaches) I am going to share some personal things that I am thankful to God for supplying in my life. The Scriptures tell us to give thanks in all things. So in an exercise to remind myself of God’s provision, care, and grace towards me, I want to share ten things I am thankful for.
Right in the heart of Wichita there sits a little coffee shop. The shop itself is very unique. A disco ball scatters refracted light around the room, and on occasions out onto the side streets. Techno music grooves through the space functioning like an auditory caffeine that comes with every beverage they sell. Tall bar stools and tables provide a place to sit, chat, and build relationships with others. Espresso drinks are produced from the hands of master craftsmen in infinite varieties. The barista listens to the desires of the customers and their flavor profiles to produce drinks that are as delicious as they are unique. The skill and dedication to producing the best possible drink and atmosphere are palpable.
About a year and-a-half ago this little shop transitioned from a food truck/jet stream trailer to a fixed location in downtown Wichita. In my search for the best coffee I could find I wandered down and gave it a try. Since that day I haven’t longed for any other coffee more than I do for Espresso To Go Go. This place has become a friendly home, office, and social space for me. I regularly order a Flat White, although I can’t find a drink I don’t like here. Warren and Ann produce great espresso drinks, as well as excellent cold-brewed coffee. If you have a day where some extra caffeine is needed, I would recommend the Sid Vicious. It’s seven shots of espresso with sugar and a poke of half and half. It’s awesome.
More than the coffee and the place to enjoy life in Wichita, I’m thankful for the people that make up Espresso to Go Go. Warren and Ann are two genuine caring people that have befriended, and cared for our family. They have shared our ups and downs over the last couple years and have brought us into their lives without any fear. The rest of the staff at ETGG has been just as kind. I am thankful for relationships with these kind people who care not just for the product they are selling, but for the people that come in and out of their shop.
Espresso To Go Go is a place of common grace for me. I am thankful for this place, but more so for these people who call me friend, and show it by their actions.