Just in time for all the SCAA-goers who’ll soon be thronging the many independent coffee houses of Seattle, the Starbucks Delocator! Enter a ZIP and the delocator will provide a list of nearby user-entered, independent [read, non-corporate] coffee houses. The idea:
CafÃ©s are vital social outposts that have historically provided subjective, social, local, and at times, irrational interaction, inspiration, and nourishment to artists, hipsters, musicians, activists, intellectuals, radicals, and others alike. Currently, independently owned cafÃ©s around the world are under aggressive attack; and their numbers have been sharply decreasing for many years. delocator.net is a means to preserve these local businesses.
In my own experience, most every independently owned cafÃ© worth its weight in beans is more than capable of fending off the aggressive attack of corporate coffee shops… but it’ll be handy to have a locator just the same.
I’ve just finished adding a few local shops, in case you’re wondering where to find a cappuccino in the green mountains of Vermont.