I stopped in at about 4:00p.m. on Wednesday, and said I didn't want coffee and wasn't really hungry... but needed something to drink. My eyes wandered away from the caffeinated options (yes they all come in decaf too) to the juices.
According to Kenji Horiuchi, a graduate student at Fairfield University who works part time at Coffee story, my decision making process is somewhat typical. "People come in and say, 'Coffee? No, too late for coffee. Smoothie or Frapé? No.' And then they decide on a juice."
I ordered the Extremely Green drink from the "fresh pressed juice" menu, and Horiuchi explained that it is very popular. It has six ingredients:
It was delicious, and afterward I felt healthy and alert enough to write Chapter 2 of my Coffee Story! I'm curious to try the "Cold Buster" next time, with a mix of carrot, beets, cucumber and spinach.
Horiuchi mentioned that on his way home at night he stops by the Gillespie Center, Homes with Hope in Westport to drop off bagels or pastries – whatever is left at the end of Coffee Story's day. I always like to see young people doing good deeds of their own volition.
Next week Chapter 3 will cover either breakfast sandwiches or lunchtime salads.