Josh and I both love The Coffee Pot, as we know you do too. We love the comforting and cozy atmosphere, the insanely tasty food and baked goods, the friendly warmth of our fellow team members and customers, the emphasis on valuing people. That culture and thriving business didn’t just appear out of thin air, it was cultivated and developed over many years. Through a myriad of decisions and values, it has formed over time into the cafe that we all know and love today. Every day we are learning how to ease into our new role as owners, and are facing new decisions, dilemmas, and ideas. What I’ve come to realize is how easy it is to become excited for the future, and forget to deliberately take a look at the past for reference. Ideas and a vision for the future are exciting, but it is the past that grounds us and gives us the wisdom to make wise decisions for the future.
We are grateful for all of the stories, memories and knowledge we both have with The Coffee Pot. We’re equally grateful for all of the stories, memories, and knowledge that we have begun hearing from customers since purchasing the business. We’re grateful for the input, experience, and ideas from all of the people who we now get to work alongside in the cafe. Above all, we are grateful for Dave & Jennie, who through a lot of hard work and many prayers, built this business from the ground up, and are now willing to share their experiences and knowledge with us.
The two of us have worked hard, and thankfully we can bring many strengths into our role as the new owners of The Coffee Pot, but we would be foolish indeed if we did not value those around us as well as those who have gone before us. May we all have the courage and patience to learn from the past, the wisdom to listen to input from the present, and the bravery and excitement to move forward towards the future.