Engaging stories. Rich, fresh, lovingly-roasted coffee. Community. Kaleidoscope embraces it all, through storytelling, through a commitment to quality and conversation, through direct trade. For more information about Kaleidoscope’s fusion of coffee and stories, check out Inside the Kaleidoscope
Storyteller Cassie Cushing brings to life traditional stories for adult and young adult audiences. She finds the personal in the traditional and creates unique retellings for the contemporary audience, entering the world of “Once upon a time” to go beyond happily ever after. She is opening a storytelling coffee shop – Kaleidoscope Coffee – in the quaint, artistic neighborhood of Pt. Richmond.
Ancient Myths and Folktales reverberate with time-tested messages – understandings of life, love, identity and adventure. Stories, in general, are for everyone, but some are not meant for little ears. So, take a night off, leave the children at home, and come to a different, but nonetheless, real world of (sometimes) dark discoveries and dazzling adventures.
Cassie loves the way stories bring people together. She especially loves to tell old stories – myths and folktales that used to exist in an oral culture. As a coffee professional and devotee for 10 years, she is working towards opening a coffee shop that will feature regular storytelling events.