Requiem to Risio
The Lamentably Quick Story of Coffee at Risio, March 2013
O Risio, how rapidly I knew thee!
Coming to live in a new town, you were the comfortable café downstairs. I had never had a café downstairs. Just this first introduction was amazing. And yet… I waited a few days before approaching you. You were closed one evening and seemed kind of empty the next. And yet in a country with a sea of Caffé Benes and Hollys and Starbucks and Coffee Beans and nowadays even Droptops and coffeesmiths, you were an independent beacon among the clones of chains. Your front porch beckoned with its playfulness, and your logo welcomed me with a smile.