"I really like the atmosphere, and the way that you can come, grab a coffee and sit for hours at a time surrounded by people, and the noise is really comforting." - Coffeehouse goer
Watch the Video.
Background to the Project: Talking Over a Good Cuppa.
Charting a Coffeehouse's Atmosphere.
Music is a strong contributing element to the customer experience at the coffee shop, which both Bill (the owner) and Kevin (a Swarthmore resident and regular coffee consumer) highlighted in their conversations with us. Reflecting on this, we decided that the curation of music and sound in our video project would also be of particular importance. In this completed project we feel as if we've given the atmosphere of Hobbs justice, by incorporating not just the comments of our participating interviewees, but also examples of the music and chatter heard in Hobbs coffee shop. We are grateful to have had this experience to work with each other, and to engage more fully with this fascinating and beloved gathering place!
About the Authors.
Allie Drabinsky is a senior UPenn Sociology major from Los Angeles who enjoys dance, and great coffee and music.