I love coffee and I love to read. When I get to combine the two magic happens, at least in my mind. About two years ago I started a habit of spending every morning at a certain location reading, working, and having community. It took me a while to narrow down the exact space, but quickly started to see that Crema would be my spot. There is something in the walls of this old muffler shop that bring me back every single day. It could be the great coffee, the great people, or maybe it is the environment. Whatever it is, I continue to return every single day.
Last week I celebrated a bit of a milestone
That is right, over the past two years I have checked into Crema 400 times. It has turned into a daily habit that I am there every morning at 7am when the doors open and spend about 2 hours a morning, reading, writing and conversating. But in my 400 check-ins I never thought I would learn that they had a bit more meaning then me just buying some coffee.
I received this @ reply from Crema on Wednesday and you can imagine I was definitely interested to see what my 400 check-in milestone reward could be.
I walked into Crema on Saturday to grab two coffees to go for me and Ginny because we had a big day of estate sales to get to (check this find out). As I waited in line I saw the owner Rachel behind the counter. We struck up conversation and started talking about my addiction to their coffee shop and then she told me some news that caught me completely off guard.
“Because you have checked in 400 times we wanted to do something to honor that. We would like to take the money you have spent on coffee here and donate it to your favorite charity.”
I will be honest, I thought maybe I was going to get a free mug or cup of coffee, I did not see Crema donating over $900 to any charity of my choosing.
It was one of those moments where you remember just how big life (and God) truly is and the things that we thought were important don’t seem to be important anymore.
I was more then honored to be a part of such an amazing idea.
So this week, Crema will be donating $900 to Cross Point Student Ministries scholarship campaign for students to go to camp this summer.
And that is the tale of how Foursquare helped me donate $900 to my favorite charity through the help of Crema.
Author Note: If you are ever in Nashville, Crema is a must stop. They have amazing coffee (get the cuban) and some of the nicest people. It is truly a place to visit, spend time in and enjoy. Tell them I sent you