Evansville is really stepping up its caffeine count. With all the local coffee shops bringing their best games with craft coffee, chains don’t stand a chance. Soon enough, a Dunkin' Donuts is going to open up on first Ave. Which, like anything else new to this town, will be a boom for a hot minute, and then get chilly like that iced latte.
Being that I am from Washington State, I may be one of the biggest coffee snobs in Evansville. I miss Starbucks at every corner, random coffee stands that make red bull Italian sodas, and awesome one of a kind coffee that you can’t get anywhere else. Every single day of my life I drank a Starbucks, a caramel latte, a red bull Italian soda, or something even more tasty than I can explain.
This is why I am so happy that places like Wired and White Swan exist. At this point in my life, I can’ t drink as much coffee as I would like to, but I know that the normal population relies on it to survive. Also, as someone that works super weird hours, drives all the time, and can be found drinking beer on the clock, I know how important that two o’clock pick me up is.
People who put passion into anything make it better. People who put passion into coffee, well... that’s just straight up love. Drinking coffee is much like drinking beer. It can be an awesome social experience, or something you completely keep to yourself. It can be something you taste, and savor, or something you just smash down for the feeling. Makes sense as to why there are so many coffee beers now, doesn’t it?
Coffee is the glue that holds people together, and now it’s changing the face of Evansville, and keeping a community together. Making it grow, introducing people to a new type of coffee, and helping them realize there is always time to stop and smell the beans.
Super excited for White Swan to be a part of the Franklin Street family, and we will keep our eyes open for what else percolates.
Get it? Percolates?