I want to thank Coffee Groundz and specifically JR Cohen for being one of the biggest inspirations for not only me but countless others in our community. You continue to raise the bar in social outreach and never forgetting where you came from. You embraced Houston with open arms and Iâ€™ll be damned if weâ€™ll ever stop hugging you back.
Coffee Groundz Lovez Geekz
Coffee Groundz started off with a basic but killer recipe of great coffee, tea, food and full bar, throw in their embrace of all things Geek and Coffee Groundz has easily become THE place to be and be seen. Over the past year or so Coffee Groundz has become the jump off in all things Social Media, Twitter, independent Art shows and anything and everything Geek.
Looking to get your Tweetup on? Head to CG tomorrow at 6pm. Looking to brush up on Social Media? Join other SM geeks at the Social Media Breakfast, thereâ€™s one this Friday November 6th at 8:30 am. Fan of KPFTâ€™s Technology Bytes? Check out their Geek Gathering this Friday at 7:30 pm. I could go on and on. Check the Coffee Groundz Events Page for more info.
Not only did they embrace online social connections they opened the coffee shop to real life interactions that go beyond Facebook and Twitter. CG is regular stop for local artists and musicians. I was lucky enough to have a one person poster show showcasing some of my Concert Posters there.
Basically, they are ingrained in our community. If you want to know what is going on with Web, Arts and Music in Houston Coffee Groundz is a great place to start, and youâ€™ll never go thirsty plus they always have free Wi-Fi and electrical outlets for your laptop
JR Cohen, You Rock Our World
Itâ€™s like they say, behind every great coffee shop is a great man. If they donâ€™t say that when then they should but what can you say about JR? For one thing he is a winner of the 2009 Social Media Awards by the Austin-American Statesman. A very prestigious award that left a lot of people jealous and for good reason, he makes it look easy. Awards aside JR makes sure that everyone is taken care of and things like that arenâ€™t easily taught, you need to be born with it
Open Letter to JR Cohen:
You sir give each and everyone of us a warm fuzzy every time you walk into a room. Whatever it is you do, whether it is some kind of voodoo magic or Jedi mind tricks please keep doing it. You make each and everyone of us 100% better just by knowing you. I always know that you have our backs and on behalf of everyone else in this crazy community we whole heartedly have yours. Houston and Texas is proud to have you as itâ€™s son.
I know youâ€™ve easily turned into one of my favorite people and its not because youâ€™re going to grow a mustache for charity with us this year but because of the reasons above, plus many more and the fact you always have a smile on your face
Coffee Groundz and JR Cohen â€“ Thanks from all of us, you deserve it!