Personally, I don’t drink coffee. When I do have it, I’ve added enough milk and sugar that I can’t reasonably call it coffee anymore. However, my taste buds aside, I love the experience sharing a cup with someone. When people drink coffee together there exists a unique mutual understanding. There is a special trust there. And there is respect.
My grandfather, Dale Lundstrom, claimed that there were two things always free at JBM. One of them, of course, was coffee. (The other, if you are curious, was clean bathrooms). As the seasons change and the days get shorter, help yourself to our coffee pot. You are family here too.
As always, JBM is open Monday through Friday, from 7 until 5.
About the Author: Hannah E. Shumaker, student at the University of Tulsa, is the granddaughter of Dale H. Lundstrom, JBM co-founder. As the newbie in the office, she invites you along as she learns the ins and outs of Joplin Building Material Co.