Aspen Coffee Company stands out in the brouhaha of the city. The entire building is aligned in pane glass windows allowing you to see the chaos of the city, but remain in the serene atmosphere with smells of hazelnut and espresso. On a normal afternoon I will fidget with anxiety in the Edmond traffic and count the things on my to do list. However, on this afternoon, there would be no neurotic pessimism. My order of choice, recommended by the happy-go-lucky barista, was a “dirty chai” latte and a warmed cinnamon scone. As I sat at the bar overlooking the unbroken stream of vehicles and commerce, I realized someone has likely been in this exact seat and noticed my apprehension as I impatiently waited for the light to turn green. From the driver’s seat, the traffic and obligations seem unending. From the bar stool, those stressors seem petty. It is no coincidence that Aspen coffee is placed in the heart of Edmond. It is too easy to get lost in the headaches of work, school, and relationships. It is better to sit back and appreciate the moment while watching the traffic go by than to consider it a waste of time and fuel. Click here to read about more ways to enjoy the traffic. Aspen may not be able to be reality of every day life, but it sure is a nice refresher. Don’t just go with the usual. Step out of the monotony. Drink Aspen coffee.