The Moral of the Story Is ...

In life, things happen around us, things happen to us, but the only thing that truly matters is how you choose to react to it and what you make out of it. Life is all about leaning, adopting and converting all the struggles that we experience into something positive.

The Struggles of our Life

Once upon a time a daughter complained to her father that her life was miserable and that she didn’t know how she was going to make it. She was tired of fighting and struggling all the time. It seemed just as one problem was solved, another one soon followed.

Her father, a chef, took her to the kitchen. He filled three pots with water and placed each on a high fire.

Once the three pots began to boil, he placed potatoes in one pot, eggs in the second pot and ground coffee beans in the third pot. He then let them sit and boil, without saying a word to his daughter.

The daughter, moaned and impatiently waited, wondering what he was doing. After twenty minutes he turned off the burners.

He took the potatoes out of the pot and placed them in a bowl. He pulled the eggs out and placed them in a bowl. He then ladled the coffee out and placed it in a cup.

Turning to her, he asked. “Daughter, what do you see?”

“Potatoes, eggs and coffee,” she hastily replied.

“Look closer” he said, “and touch the potatoes.” She did and noted that they were soft.

He then asked her to take an egg and break it. After pulling off the shell, she observed the hard-boiled egg.

Finally, he asked her to sip the coffee. Its rich aroma brought a smile to her face.

“Father, what does this mean?” she asked.

He then explained that the potatoes, the eggs and coffee beans had each faced the same adversity-the boiling water. However, each one reacted differently. The potato went in strong, hard and unrelenting, but in boiling water, it became soft and weak.

The egg was fragile, with the thin outer shell protecting its liquid interior until it was put in the boiling water. Then the inside of the egg became hard. However, the ground coffee beans were unique. After they were exposed to the boiling water, they changed the water and created something new.

“Which one are you?” he asked his daughter.

“When adversity knocks on your door, how do you respond? Are you a potato, an egg, or a coffee bean?”

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Or, just give us a call at (360) 797-9679.

Sponsor our Free Coffee Service at Courtesy Coffee and we'll help you promote your local business or cause to everyone that comes in our building.

Sponsors of Courtesy Coffee services are local area businesses that need an effective and affordable vehicle for getting their company out in front of potential clients.

Sponsoring a Courtesy Coffee Service Center:

  • Is A Positive Gesture that will be Appreciated 
  • Is A Sure Way to Put your Business Card, Brochure or Rack Card out in front of Potential Customers
  • Is Affordable Advertising
  • Is Effective Marketing
  • Has Results that are Measurable

A Positive Gesture

When you sponsor a Courtesy Coffee Service Center, you are buying your neighbors a cup of good, hot coffee.  You will be "warming up friendships" with a cup of delicious, hot coffee.

It is a friendly and courteous way for you to create a subliminal positive feeling about your company. 

A Sure Way to Promote

The local flow of people into our business and building is continuing to grow.  We always personally greet each person that comes through our door and give them a Port Angeles Business Central brochure.

When your business or cause is our current sponsor, they will receive your promotional materials (business cards, brochures or rack cards or whatever you provide for us to give them) when they enter.

Affordable Advertising

The program cost is $250 for the first time (includes setup fees) and lasts until we have distributed 100 of your promotional packages.

Effective Marketing

Your message will be PERSONALLY DELIVERED to 100 people.  Your business will be displayed on our flyer and business card stands throughout our building.  (A total of 10 of these).

An 18" X 24" sign will be posted above our front door, inside and outside.  Note that this is the standard size for "yard signs".  This is something your business can use after your program is complete.

Logo at Top of Current Sponsor's Page

While your program is in force, your logo stays on top on our sponsor's page.

Full Promotional Page

You'll also get a full promotional page on our website that links to your own site.  Your promotional page includes a direct contact form with links to your website.

Permanent, Static (Logo) Banners

  • 300px X 300px

Your company's logo and link to your site will be permanently placed on our sponsor's page.  All companies added after yours will be added below.

Permanent, Rotating Display Banners

  • 800px X 300px

Your company's banner will rotate randomly with all others on every page on our website with the exception of other company's promotional pages.

Here is a quick list (it only shows SOME of the pages where your banner will rotate):

On ALL of our "Story" Pages, too:

Measurable Results

You'll KNOW that your message is reaching locals.  The contact form that we put on your page on our website will have "Contact from Courtesy Coffee" in the subject line, so you'll KNOW when you get a lead that way.

Ask Your New Leads How They Found You

It is a small business marketing best practice to always ask people how they found you when they call you on the phone.  (Phone calls from our efforts will not be automatically tracked).

We'll Keep You Updated

We're providing a weekly report to let you know how many packages we have distributed for you.

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18" X 24" sign example


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