In the true spirit of the season, a Tennessee barista has shared his expertise and specialty coffees with the homeless who spent the Christmas holiday at a Nashville shelter. Java Breeze, a coffee bar owned by a volunteer at the homeless shelter, provided free coffee drinks on Friday to those staying at the Room In the Inn. The coffee drinks were a hit at the party, which also featured music, fun and laughter in an effort to uplift the spirits of the guests. The shelter’s name, Room In the Inn, undoubtedly was inspired by the Christmas story, when there wasn’t any room at any inn. It is supported and run by 170 or more local congregations who take turns with hosting. Bringing a coffee bar into a shelter is surely a festive way to uplift the spirits of those who have nowhere else to go during the Christmas holiday. The article says hundreds were served, though websites indicate the usual number of guests is between 30 to 40. This story exemplifies our times, during which coffee has become a universal comfort drink. During the holidays it becomes festive with all the sweet accouterments mixed in such as eggnog, hazelnut, mocha, candy cane etc. In twenty years, will we look back to these drinks with nostalgia? It's hard to imagine what coffee drinks will look like then.
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Ch. 5 News Nashville Online
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http://www.newschannel5.com/story/13739093/specialty-coffee-drinks-served-at-room-in-the-inn
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Submitted by shaffer22 on
What a wonderful story. It is so awesome how we, again and again, here of the amazing effects that coffee has on bringing people together. It can comfort in a time of need, and is one of the few consistent things in our varied and hectic lives.

Submitted by EricBNC on

I missed this story during the past holiday season - this is truly a nice thing to do.

Submitted by wakeknot on
it is nice to read inspiring stories and this is clearly one of them.

I really like this philanthropic act by the owner. Kudos to him. Just got me curious what kind of coffee is being served.. Hope it's not those instant coffee..Haha, I might be asking too much for a cup of free coffee =P

Coffee Story of the Season: This Inn Has Room AND Free Coffee Drinks for Christmas

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In the true spirit of the season, a Tennessee barista has shared his expertise and specialty coffees with the homeless who spent the Christmas holiday at a Nashville shelter. Java Breeze, a coffee bar owned by a volunteer at the homeless shelter, provided free coffee drinks on Friday to those staying at the Room In the Inn. The coffee drinks were a hit at the party, which also featured music, fun and laughter in an effort to uplift the spirits of the guests. The shelter’s name, Room In the Inn, undoubtedly was inspired by the Christmas story, when there wasn’t any room at any inn. It is supported and run by 170 or more local congregations who take turns with hosting. Bringing a coffee bar into a shelter is surely a festive way to uplift the spirits of those who have nowhere else to go during the Christmas holiday. The article says hundreds were served, though websites indicate the usual number of guests is between 30 to 40. This story exemplifies our times, during which coffee has become a universal comfort drink. During the holidays it becomes festive with all the sweet accouterments mixed in such as eggnog, hazelnut, mocha, candy cane etc. In twenty years, will we look back to these drinks with nostalgia? It's hard to imagine what coffee drinks will look like then.

Source: Ch. 5 News Nashville Online http://www.newschannel5.com/story/13739093/specialty-coffee-drinks-served-at-room-in-the-inn

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Good deeds go a long way

November 22, 2011 | by samuellaw178

I really like this philanthropic act by the owner. Kudos to him. Just got me curious what kind of coffee is being served.. Hope it's not those instant coffee..Haha, I might be asking too much for a cup of free coffee =P

Always nice to get a hot

November 17, 2011 | by intrepid510

Always nice to get a hot drink no matter the circumstances and kudos to the shop owner.

thanks

October 21, 2011 | by wakeknot

it is nice to read inspiring stories and this is clearly one of them.

Nice read

August 27, 2011 | by EricBNC


I missed this story during the past holiday season - this is truly a nice thing to do.

What a wonderful story. It

December 30, 2010 | by shaffer22

What a wonderful story. It is so awesome how we, again and again, here of the amazing effects that coffee has on bringing people together. It can comfort in a time of need, and is one of the few consistent things in our varied and hectic lives.

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