I like coffee. Me saying I like coffee is like saying the Pope likes the Catholic church. I love coffee—the taste, the aroma, the experience—it’s a daily joy for me. I have at home a few different means of making coffee. My office is now home to a coffee maker. I even have a roaster to make freshly roasted coffee beans. When I’m in a new city, I usually try to find its best coffee. Our two-year-old even knows how to help me make coffee in the morning, assisting with grinding the beans and preparing the filter (he gets upset, now, if I try to do it without his help).

Coffee has been good to me, though. I met my wife in a coffee shop. One of my best friends, I got to know him at a coffee shop. I’d met him once before, but we saw each other and sat down to talk. We had such a good experience that we kept getting together. There’s something about the experience of two people sharing conversation around cups of coffee (or tea if that’s your thing) that invites connection.

I share all this to say, “I want to share a cup of coffee with you!” I go over to The Caffeinery in downtown Muncie on Tuesday afternoons. I like the coffee and people there, so it’s a place I enjoy visiting. I go there, too, on Tuesdays because I want to give an open place for conversations. I’m there to give an open table for whomever would like to join me. If you’d like to share a cup of coffee (or tea, or water, or pop!) with me and talk about things important or trivial, come down to The Caffeinery on Tuesdays. I’m there from 1- 2:30 p.m. I’d love to share in coffee and conversation with you.

Grace & peace,

Jason Jones