It all began in Boston circa 1993 when my husband worked as a bike messenger. These were the days before cell phones (think walkie-talkie- transceiver radios for communication). And if you know anything about the Great North East, it gets pretty cold, snowy and rainy. When waiting for a dispatch call between jobs, my husband would escape the elements (and use the restroom) at various locations around the city, including Starbucks. Since you can spend hours in a coffee shop without question (remember that coffee shops were a pretty hip in the 90’s grunge days, think ‘Singles‘), not to mention hot fresh coffee, this became his ritual and the place to pass the time between pickups.
For 7 years he worked as a bike messenger in Boston, rode a fixed gear, had one accident and zero serious injuries. After nearly a decade of this line of work, a few things stuck including his 20+ year old fixed gear which he still rides to work occasionally, a beat up copy of Neuromancer, and his penchant for hanging around Starbucks. If you weren’t convinced about his love of Starbucks coffee when you visited our Results page, check out the photos below. Sometime I will photo document the number of Starbucks collectibles we have in our house including coffee mugs, travel mugs, french press, coffee grinder, Christmas ornament, etc…all donning the Starbucks seal. EVERYWHERE we go, we HAVE to find a Starbucks….seriously!