A few years ago, I was working as a reporter in an urban planning office, where we’d often go out to coffee houses.
One day, I spotted a large, empty building that seemed to be the home of a large coffee chain.
The building was decorated with the words “Winchester House” and “Wine Country” written on its exterior.
It seemed like a small coffee house, but it had lots of seating, and it was a place I’d always wanted to go.
I quickly called up the owner, who was surprised that I’d actually made it there.
I told him I wanted to know how it was run.
“You don’t need to tell me that,” he replied.
He had a story to tell.
The coffee house had just opened a second location.
And the owners were not the only ones with a story.
I had an opportunity to visit the new location.
I had no idea what to expect, so I went up to the front door, climbed up on the stairs, and opened it up to find a giant sign that read “The Coffee House is Coming.”
I didn’t know how to describe the coffee house’s interior, but I figured I could try to tell him.
“This is the coffeehouse,” I said.
“This is where the coffee comes from.
This is where we get the beans.”
He looked me in the eye and said, “You know that story?”
“Yes,” I responded.
“It’s about me.”
He told me that he was a single father with two young children.
“I can’t help you when you don’t know your own name,” he said.
I started to cry.
He told my story to someone else.
That person’s response was similar: “What a great story,” he wrote in a post on Facebook.
“He’s a good person.
I like the story.
And he’s a great person, too.”
He added that he hoped the coffee shop would be open soon and that I would be able to “come back and talk to the owner.”
The next day, after I had talked with the owner of the building, he told me he had “some other projects” to work on.
“We’ll be opening soon,” he added.
I decided to take a few days to visit Winchester, a small village in Wisconsin.
It had been built in the 1800s and was owned by a family of farmers, but the family’s property was acquired by a company in the early 1900s.
I got to meet the owners and the people working in the building.
The Wincrhouses were a tiny part of the rural community and had a lot of the same characteristics as any other coffee house.
The owners, who had worked at the coffee chain for about 30 years, seemed to work hard.
“The coffeehouse is like a family,” one said.
The owner told me they opened their first coffee house in 1975.
The location was the same building that I had visited on my last visit, but instead of a giant logo on the outside, it had a picture of a coffee tree.
I went inside and was greeted by a woman who was standing in front of the coffee table.
She had a big smile on her face, and her voice was deep.
She explained that the family that owned the building was one of the wealthiest families in Wisconsin and had owned the coffee business since 1974.
She said that she had been working at the company for 10 years, and that she was proud of the employees who were working so hard.
She also mentioned that the company had a large network of volunteers who worked all day on the property, which was a welcome change for me.
She asked me if I would like to help her with a project she had on her plate.
I looked at the map of the site and saw a building that was about a mile away.
I asked her to walk me to the location, but she didn’t want to take me there.
“Why not just tell me where it is?”
She looked up at me and said that the owners wanted to take some pictures of the location before they started to work.
The coffee house owner told the owners that they were going to make a few changes to the building before they would take the building off the list.
“So,” he told the owner and me, “I’m going to take the coffee and make a cup for you and then I’m going do some changes to make it look a little nicer.”
The owners then told me a story that seemed a bit familiar.
“They built this coffee house on their own land,” the owner said.
He said that he’d been working there since he was 15.
“Now, this is the home to all the farmers who have come here to work.”
He explained that they had started with just one employee, and since then they’ve added many more.
They also told me the owners had started to have more difficulty