Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Barnhart Barista & Group Therapy WIns Best of Kokomo

In an intense, concentrated effort to take on all the coffee shops in Kokomo, the BBaGT mounted an voting blitz for the Best Coffee Shop in Kokomo.  In the Kokomo Tribune's annual Best of Kokomo awards for 2009, Larry & Susie gathered the forces of the coffee group, bicycle club, homebrew club and anyone else they could think of to vote the Barnhart Barista & Group Therapy  Kokomo's best.
The Tribune switched the voting to an on-line format this year from the old fill out the form & mail it in.  This made voting much easier, and allowed out-of-towners to vote as well.  We had votes coming in from Fort Wayne, Indianapolis and even Wisconsin and Michigan.
We were up against some pretty stiff competition.  The perenial winner Starbucks had been entered twice as two different locations.  And the Coffee Junkeez is everywhere you look in Kokomo.  But we were not to be denied.
After being announced the winner, we found out that we were quite the topic of conversation at the Tribune.  There was a lot of speculation as to who we were, with the most popular guess being a group of doctors who gather for coffee somewhere.
We would like to thank everyone who voted for us, and who contributed to the ad for the plaque.