Coffee and Community

Over the weekend, Hadrian and I visited Chattanooga, TN to attend the wedding celebration of two dear friends, Andrew and Elena. One is a chef and the other a coffee lover, brewer, researcher, and entrepreneur. Naturally we got the Chattanooga experience through an aromatic lens of coffee and food. 

The Camp House, where the wedding reception was held, is a huge space converted from an old warehouse into a coffee bar by day, concert and event venue by night, and church meeting place on Sundays.

Copacetic Coffee, founded by Andrew and two friends, shares a renovated gas station with The Farmers Daughter restaurant. The locally and ethically sourced food is delicious and the coffee, excellent. The building is light filled and white with warm wood accents and darling dishes. Brunch (and every meal if only we could be there longer) doesn't get much better than this.

One thing I respect about my friends is their passion to use the professions they love to love other people. The way they approach food and coffee is curious, creative, and generous. They have helped to build a community of people who love good coffee, love good food, and love each other.