My internship has concluded shorter than expected because of the pandemic, however, I am trying to make light of this situation by learning about the new role coffee culture has taken. I find it interesting how when there are no coffee shops to congregate at, a lot of people are still making daily trips to get coffee, even if it is just a drive-thru.
The line at my local Starbucks wrapped around twice, with a total waiting time of nearly 50 minutes for a cup of coffee. I asked myself, is a cup of coffee really worth the wait? Or is the experience of going out– even if it’s just staying in our cars– what keeps us waiting in ridiculously long lines? These are questions I am taking into account in my research as I am preparing for the final presentation at the end of May.