I received a reminder of the existence of Kaffe Mercantile on my Facebook feed. I couldn’t remember whether i wrote about them in the past, which is a sign that I need to write about them right now. I believe I went to one of their establishments once. I was impressed with how cozy their establishment was and the quality of their products. I reached out to them at some point, but I don’t think those conversations went anywhere.
As far as content creators go, i’m one of the least arrogant. I never assume that I am owed anything from the companies i contact. I realize that every company gets countless requests from people like me wanting to write reviews and get products. I have been told no so many times that the word has almost no meaning. I don’t let it get to me. I will deal with 999 rejections to get that one acceptance.
I forget whether Kaffe Mercantile rejected me though. I think the conversation started, they had no interest, and things fell apart shortly thereafter. That’s a shame. I am a person who writes about coffee and they’re up the street and around the corner from me in multiple directions. It stands to reason that a partnership between us would make sense.
Regardless of what happens going forward, I would like to reiterate the fact that I’m impressed with Kaffe Mercantile. They have multiple locations in a market that’s crowded with faceless corporate competitors like Starbucks and Bean & Brews. I love it when smaller coffee shops make it, especially ones that treat their customers well while making great coffee. How could you say anything bad about that?
This post should serve as an open letter. If the wonderful people at Kaffe Mercantile would be willing to have me, I’d love to come in and try some of their wonderful drinks. I would also like to talk coffee with them. I am not an expert by any means, but I love to hear from people who are passionate about their craft. I end up learning a lot and it’s always an enjoyable experience. Maybe that’s what will happen here. Who knows. I certainly hope so.