Does your church have a coffee bar?

I am not asking if your church offers coffee, but does it offer expresso, latte, etc?  Wondering how widespread this is, and how it is correlated to city/rural.

I live in a city or near a city and Yes.
7% (2 votes)
I live in a rural area and Yes
7% (2 votes)
I live in a city or near a city and No.
46% (13 votes)
I live in a rural area and No.
18% (5 votes)
We do not have one but are considering one.
7% (2 votes)
Coffee is of the devil.
0% (0 votes)
Coffee bars are for the snobby crowd and I find them repulsive.
4% (1 vote)
I have drunk too much coffee today and feel too wound to answer. :)
7% (2 votes)
Other
4% (1 vote)
Total votes: 28
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dcbii's picture

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I definitely wouldn't mind getting better coffee than we have at our church, but I certainly can't imagine the need for a full coffee bar.  We have both Starbucks/Caribou a couple miles away, and if you are not that snobby, even McD's has better than average coffee/lattes/etc. (certainly better than 90% of the church coffee I've had), and they are even closer.

Most Sundays, my wife and I bring our own coffee anyway.  Better (and cheaper) than buying coffee, and way better than coffee brewed at church!

I don't think we've ever had a visitor comment that any problem with us was due to bad coffee!

Dave Barnhart

Rob Fall's picture

makes HSBC's after am service coffee.  It's pretty good stuff.  Mind you, Hamilton Square BC is in downtown San Francisco.  So our members and visitors know their coffee.  Though, as a team, we try to serve a decent cup of (humor on)fundamentalist(humor off) Joe, not some frou frou stuff.

Hoping to shed more light than heat..

josh p's picture

You forgot the "Coffee is vile and I wouldn't drink it to save my own life" option.

Kevin Miller's picture

josh p wrote:

You forgot the "Coffee is vile and I wouldn't drink it to save my own life" option.

Yeah, I would have picked that one. My church has a couple pots of coffee out in the foyer between services, but we also have cups of apple juice. I always take the apple juice.

dcbii's picture

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josh p wrote:

You forgot the "Coffee is vile and I wouldn't drink it to save my own life" option.

That's because if you choose that option, you clearly can't belong in fundamentalism, so you shouldn't be reading this! Smile

Although, given many church coffees I have tried, I might be tempted to say "THAT coffee is vile and I wouldn't drink it to save my own life!"

Dave Barnhart

Ron Bean's picture

"If the sea of Galilee had been made of this, anyone could have walked on it!"

"Some things are of that nature as to make one's fancy chuckle, while his heart doth ache." John Bunyan

dcbii's picture

EditorModerator

Ron, that's pretty good!  At my previous church, we had a fellowship at one older lady's home, and she usually made very strong coffee.  The pastor, after tasting it, said "That's like drinking a cigarette!"

Dave Barnhart

Aaron Blumer's picture

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It might be a stretch to call what we  have a coffee bar.... but it's close. There's a little island with a really nice coffee maker w/multiple outlets and a cappuccino machine next to that, along w/all the stuff people seem to want to put in their coffee.  (Personally, I like coffee that just tastes like coffee and have no desire to add stuff to it--unless it's just bad coffee!)

dcbii's picture

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Aaron Blumer wrote:

(Personally, I like coffee that just tastes like coffee and have no desire to add stuff to it--unless it's just bad coffee!)

Yup.  *Good* coffee tastes just fine all by itself with no adulteration necessary.

Dave Barnhart

Jay's picture

A bag of Scottish Breakfast tea are all I need on Sunday mornings. Biggrin

"Our task today is to tell people — who no longer know what sin is...no longer see themselves as sinners, and no longer have room for these categories — that Christ died for sins of which they do not think they’re guilty." - David Wells

dcbii's picture

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Jay wrote:

A bag of Scottish Breakfast tea are all I need on Sunday mornings. Biggrin

Of course, it would be the Scots that would drink tea out of a bag!  Is that bag perchance also made out of a sheep's stomach? Smile

Dave Barnhart