Whole Latte Love
Let me say that I am a caffeine addict. I prefer my coffee bold, am picky about my freshly roasted beans and prefer the taste of french press-made coffee. However, I am also not a morning person, and having to make a large cup of coffe in the morning while trying to get busy kids and a busy mom ready for school/work is quite a chore. Also, being the only coffee drinker in the house (my husband and oldest son like tea), my only option after drinking the first cup was to dump out the rest or refridgerate it and microwave it later - neither were options I was thrilled about.For many of these freelance worker bees, these shops aren’t just about caffeine, peace and quiet, and free Wi-Fi. They’re also social climates where these otherwise isolated workers fraternize with others, often becoming each other’s “co-workers” — bonding over piping hot cups of joe rather than hot gossip around the office water cooler.And, just as in a more traditional office setting, sometimes they end up dating.An estimated 42 million Americans do some sort of freelance or contingent work, according to the Freelancers Union. And judging by the sheer number of MacBooks one sees at any given Brooklyn cafe, it would seem like they all live in New York.