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Jul 1, 2014 — by: A. Smith
Categories: Economics, Government, Culture

Coffee ShopCoffee shops are known around the world as not just a place to grab a good cup of a Joe, but as a place to sit down and catch up with a friend, for small business owners to strike deals with new customers and a great place to chill while listening to some eclectic music. Coffee shops are for students to do homework and for business people to work while on the road in between appointments. Coffee shops are where new ideas are talked about and where a community truly comes together. Matter of fact the hallmark of a thriving community is that good coffee shops are in its midst.

Therefore because of all the benefits coffee shops bring to a community what if one day the County Commissioners, City Council and other community leaders decided to put forth a ballot measure for a new coffee shop taxing district? For only $0.49/$1,000 the county could provide three fantastic coffee shops in Klamath Falls (maybe one that was even open 24-hours a day) and then six more satellite coffee shops in Malin, Merrill, Keno, Bonanza, Chiloquin and Gilchrist.

To make the coffee shop experience accessible to all, a basic cup of coffee (and refills) would be free. All specialty coffee drinks would only be $1.00, and food items would top out at $2.50. Again, the idea is for no one to be excluded from the cultural and educational benefits of coffee shops — especially the poor and under privileged. Children (26 years old and under) would be allowed to have food for free, and instead of free coffee could get a nice cup of hot cocoa (with parental approval of course).

Just think of the community spirit that would come from such an enterprise! Our community would attract thousands if not tens of thousands of new people to stop in Klamath Falls, or one of the satellite cities, while passing through the county. The opportunity to sell our community to others would no doubt improve tourism. Moreover the new ideas generated by just being in and around a coffee shop culture is bound to bring great bounty to our beloved county. The possibilities are nearly endless. Once again we could be proud to be from Klamath County — free coffee capital of the world.

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4 Comments

  1. Carol Warren ~ Jul. 1, 2014 @ 8:47 pm

    Somebody's fallen in love with B.O. Don't want to hurt your feelings, dodo bird, but this is the dumbest thing I've ever read on this site. Surely you jest? Nothing is FREE, dumdum. And I certainly don't want the County going into the coffee business. Too funny to imagine. Love the idea of coffee houses, tho ...cw #
  2. A C D ~ Jul. 2, 2014 @ 9:32 am

    Great idea, people would drive 30 or 40 miles and spend $15 on gas to get a free cup of coffee. Of course they do that now for a free $3.00 lunch. But the real dilemma is, would it be self serve or have a $15.00 an hour attendant serve it? (Can't pay minimum wage because it's not family wages). Maybe we should just supplement all the gas stations and demand the attendant bring free coffee when he performs that vital function of inserting the nozzle in your tank and walking away. Of course for you rich people if you wanted your oil checked or windshield washed it would cost you an extra $5 due to the extensive training required. Wait! why don't we form a TAX DISTRICT and it will be FREE yes, why didn't I think of that earlier? #
  3. George George ~ Jul. 2, 2014 @ 9:49 am

    Free Coffee! What is next, free pot? This must have come from the mayors office. He is the only person I can think of that lays awake at night thinking of new ways to tax the people of Klamath Falls. Com'on, you aren't really serious, are you? #
  4. Paul Clark ~ Jul. 2, 2014 @ 10:22 am

    When I first read this I thought it was some kind of parody, but after reading it again I began to realize that it has merit, especially for tourism, if you just change one word, Coffee House. I would suggest changing Coffee House to Brothel! #

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