I had this really good idea to daisy-chain 1500 feet of extension cord, string it from my kitchen three blocks away to the infamous Alamo Square Park, hook up a coffee maker, and serve up some free brown water!
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I have been meeting a tremendous amount of people. Jon is bringing a grill next Saturday, so burgers and coffee? It’s the thought and smells that count. Ezra brought a grinder, some beans, and two folding chair. Danille brought some tasty doughnuts. Next week, I am going to institute a community board on the side of the coffee cart. So bring flyers for upcoming events, postings, missed connections, etc. I will be taking polaroid pictures of happy customers next week, so wear your best duds – these will go on the other side of the cart. So come on by for some free tasty caffeine. The coffee is really good, I mean that. I’ll try and have soy milk for our lactose intolerant crowd.
Quite a success! Met people from France, Canada, Germany, and Sacramento. Got a sign! Started taking polaroids of people and posting them to the side of the cart. There is one classified for a used car, and there were tons of baked goods that made an appearance thanks to Alex (homemade vegan banana bread), Shannon (good doughnuts), and Jon & Sean (home made cookies from Boston).
Weather looks good! I’ll be out there from 10:30 – 3:30/4ish. Bring your flyers for upcoming events, postings, missed connections, etc. Try to make the postings small as there isn’t much room on the cart. If someone is feeling good, they could bring a small table/tv tray for the baked goods. I unfortunately don’t have a small table. Music people, please bring your instruments. It is always nice to have theme music. Maybe we could make a recording/ album.
The SFPD (cops) showed up last week and didn’t like the extension cord, but we compromised. I can still serve coffee every Saturday, but I have to switch to a different power source until I obtain a permit for the extension cord. I willingly switched over to a car battery and power converter that fit nicely inside the cart, making it extremely portable. This event has spurred me to think I should serve coffee in other city parks, any suggestions? I will put together a schedule in the next couple of weeks as I get your input.