Coffee Shop 1

A Secret Coffee Shop

Imagine that you are a barista but you are not allowed to tell anyone.  Or, better yet, if you did you would have to kill them afterwards.  That is rather the theme of “Stealth Starbucks” of, as they print on the receipt, Coffee Shop 1.  According to this Washington Post article, the employees of this shop at Langley, Virginia are only permitted to tell others that they “work at a government office”.

There are some other issues with a top-secret coffee shop.  In an effort to not blow cover, they can’t put names on the cups to speed up the lines nor can they track customer data to offer them frequent use bonuses… no tenth cup free at this one.   The upside is that because few ever leave the compound, they are always busy.