Local News
7:00 am
Wed July 23, 2014

How Christianity Shapes Louisville's Coffee Culture

Credit Illustration by Sean Cannon/Louisville Public Media. Photo by Duncan Cumming/Creative Commons

A woman walks into Sunergos Coffee on Preston Street in Louisville. She orders a drink and begins looking around, through the mixture of cafe settings and living room couches. She's looking for something. She doesn’t find it. She returns to the counter, upset.

“Where are your bibles?” she asks.

“I…I have one,” says the woman working at the shop.

“Where are your bibles here?” asks the customer.

“Well there aren’t any,” says the barista.

The customer replies, “I thought you were a Christian coffee shop.”

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Food and Dining
7:00 am
Wed April 23, 2014

Louisville Coffee Scene Is Serious About Barista Competitions

Steve Rhinhart and Ryan Felbinger judge the latte art competition.
Credit Gabe Bullard/WFPL News

The night before the Louisville Cardinals and Kentucky Wildcats played each other in the men's basketball NCAA Tournament, a group of twentysomethings from across the area gathered at the Cardinal Towne Quill's to fill out a bracket. Ben E. and TJ had a faceoff in the first round. Nate S. won in an early matchup and was prepping to take on Matt S.

These aren't teams. They're baristas.

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