The last day of "Fartbucks" in Wells. They've closed down & left town Thank the Gods they've gone, though I've heard that "Coffee Nerd" (remove the 'd' & add a vowel) is taking over the shop. Well, you can't win 'em all
Oh darn, I'd love a place where I'd get a buck for every fart. Nice one squire. I like how the person on the right really buries itself in his/her paper, and the repetition of having two readers works. The other thing is the nice triangle shaped by the front guy's arm, the top of the background newspaper and the top of the picture frames.
comment: This is a good street capture, and a nice black and white conversion. I like that "Yodel" sign, as the man could well be... Swiss from the way he looks. Maybe composed a bit more toward the left would be better.
They have ridiculous prices, good they left. The whole idea is...well, too American. Do you know how we drink coffee here (in Serbia and Greece)? Well, coffee is strong, short and black, made in tiny brass pots. It is served with small pieces of sweets called "ratluk" (made from rose), and often with mineral water. Some people prefer little glass of schnaps. Those three tastes are exquisite together, and I think you would like it. See this [link]
I'll be glad to see the back of them, calling themselves "Fair Traders" what a joke, they still haven't paid the Ethiopian Coffee Growers Co-Operative all of the $8,000,000 that the ECGC were awarded when Fartbucks took them to court, and lost, 6/7yrs ago.
Thankfully I have two very good contacts, a coffee importer, and in Sumatra a coffee grower, well his daughter, who spends around 6 months there & then comes back to Somerset. She a wildlife artist, and we met at her home. Having coffee that blew me away, I asked her where she got it, and ever since then, when she goes there she sends me a kilo bag of beans. The first time a package arrived, the postman asked if he could come in for coffee