Coffee for me, like many other people, is a staple. It is my lifeline. No one is allowed to speak to me before I’ve consumed at least 2 cups. I’m just not me without it. Luckily, there are so many amazing places in the Stateline to explore and try new blends! 

However, one thing I’ve noticed on my daily morning coffee run is that each place has their distinct atmosphere while ordering. But there is one place I’ve found in Rockford where, consistently, every time I choose to go there, I end up getting sung to. You heard that right... the baristas never fail to burst into song while I pull up and order. And you know what... no matter how early in the morning, it always puts a smile on my face and makes me laugh! 

Higher Grounds via Facebook
Higher Grounds via Facebook

To The Baristas on Alpine Road... 

I just want to say thank you! For making me smile and giggle. For making the morning experience actually PLEASANT! Despite the occasional flat note 😉, (that’s a JOKE I’m a former choir nerd so I had to lol) it’s really heartwarming to have that experience. It truly brings a moment of joy that puts a pep in my step for the rest of my day! 

Next time I go through the drive-thru, I’m going to have to challenge myself to  harmonize with the singer just to see if I can get a laugh back and throw them off!  

Thanks again, you have no idea how much little moments of light like that mean to people like me. Don’t stop doing what you’re doing! 

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