ex(c)erpt : The New York Times > Kenneth Woods

coffee has an interesting way of showing up in our cultural conversation. an exCerpt, of coffee and its collective appearance as a character in the everyday.

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“She had never actually set foot in a restaurant before. The owner asked her, “Do you have any experience?” And she said, “Sure.” And he asked her, “Get me a cup of coffee.” –  Kenneth Woods, son of Sylvia Woods, late owner of Sylvia’s.

How many talented genius’ are born to our consciousness and improve our cultural experiences – food, music, art, fashion – in this world, because when they started out, someone asked them to get their “coffee”. She was one. And, I’m sure many of us are also one of those genius’.

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