When the weather is cold and messy, we tend to spend a little more time inside. In Greensboro, on snowy days, if one waits until about 9:00 am, roads are fairly safe to navigate. By 9:00 am, the sun is usually shining brightly. Such was the case yesterday when we entered the Battleground Starbucks, located in the plaza with Earthfare. Thanks to the sunshine, we noticed the large coffee plant growing in the south facing window.
The above photo shows this plant with its coffee berries in all stages of ripening and the plant and berries are glorious. From creamy white to pink to raspberry to eggplant purple, the berries pop against the waxy green leaves. According to Starbucks' associates working yesterday, the plant has been in the store for at least a year- or the best they can recollect. Other customers in the store also marveled at the beauty of the ripening berries AND at the fact that none of us had noticed the 5' tree over the past year. Amazing how a change in weather affects what we notice.
Let's all go on a noticing spree this weekend and see what we uncover in our respective communities. If you are local, head to the Battleground Starbucks and see coffee growing.