In J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Fellowship of the Ring, he wrote, “Not all those who wander are lost.” On Tuesday, February 28th, the morning weather was warm for winter. I had a meeting down town on Broadway to discuss a new project. Afterwards, I decided to stop by Barnes & Noble, but first, I had a desire for coffee.
Suddenly, I saw an aesthetic, clean style, compact cafe—Laughing Man Market Place. It is located in Lower Manhattan, Tribeca neighborhood at 184 Duane Street, New York, NY 10013. Immediately, two bright smiles said hello, Michelle (Sales Associate) and Queenie (Head Barista). My curious eyes circled about the Laughing Man Market Place and consumed the rich aroma of their coffee. I ordered a regular Home Blend coffee; and glanced at some of their gift accessories for sale, such as: Espresso (Indonesian and Ethiopian Blend); Green Tea: Jasmine Pearls; Chocolate: Boxes and Hot Chocolate; and other gifts: Home Sweet Blend (1 Bag of 184 Home Blend and 1 Bag of Dukale’s Dream Espresso).
I found out that the actor Hugh Jackman, Barry Steingard and David Steingard are co-owners and their world mission is to make people happy. Their website explains it succinctly, “It’s not about us, it’s about ALL BE HAPPY! It’s about education being the key to overcoming obstacles. It’s about being conscious of what we do and how we do it. It’s about discovering everyday what we don’t know and doing better the next time. It’s being passionate about “ALL BE HAPPY” and finding ways to make it a reality.”
After, I said good bye to Michelle and Queenie, I walked one block; took pleasure in my full-bodied, rich coffee, and wished I had ordered a large cup. Then, I thought of the words from Confucius, “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” The Laughing Man Coffee and Tea’s big idea enriches the world with “ALL BE HAPPY.” And Happy—I was with my Home Blend Coffee.
Catch it if you can at www.livelaughingman.com