|I'm trying to bring sex appeal to coffee.|
Location/Local Colour: Wiggin Street Coffee is cozily nestled in the idyllic hills of The Village of Gambier and Kenyon College in Knox County, Ohio; one hour north of Columbus and two hours southeast of Cleveland. Kenyon College is considered a "new Ivy" and number-one on Forbes' List of Most Beautiful College Campuses. The sleeper-hit film, Liberal Arts, starring Josh Radnor and Elizabeth Olsen was filmed upon her campus. It is the quintessential, leaf-strewn liberal arts school where creative, bookish, and heatedly philanthropic, and righteously hipster students from the Northeast and southern California enroll to "get away and find themselves" and earn degrees in Women's Studies, Art, Anthropology, Dance, Queer Theory, English, Being Lesbian and many more auspicious foci of study. In short, Kenyon College is a world-renown, private, Midwestern Mecca for the arts and humanities with a $60,000 yearly price tag. Also, it has one of the most quaint, civic-minded coffee shops I've ever visited.
|Comfortable furniture for warm conversations.|
|Warm, clean and little distraction for the Thinking person.|
|The barista area was lit with industrial-style bulbs|
and the equipment was open for the guests
to enjoy the drink-making process.
|I like my coffee like I enjoy my men: strong, slightly pale|
and a little sweet.
|Coffee with a conscience.|
Overall, Wiggin Street Coffee is for the coffee shop goer who yearns to experience the romance of a rural, liberal arts campus with a natural, food chain-free backdrop. From a humanities scholar novice to the graduate like myself who often wishes to reconnect with that epoch of my life, visiting the Village of Gambier and Kenyon College to have a peppermint mocha will prove to be a pleasant step into nostalgia and quietness for the Thinking person.
Simon will be back next week. In the meantime, send suggestions of any coffee destinations to @SimonSaysNH or email@example.com.