Espresso Expose

This week I visited a coffee shop off of Washington Ave SE and Harvard St. Espresso Expose was the fine little shop’s name. In the time I was there I took note of casual observations about the shop’s environment. The walls were painted primarily maroon, and there were hanging glass blown warm-colored lights. Tables and booths lined the walls, and filled the floor space. Sitting in made me realize how hard it would be for myself to study there, since I need complete silence to focus. Espresso Expose had alternative music, and scattered chatting flow in and out my ears. The environment was much too noisy for my studious self, but it would be fine for a place to socialize. In my time at the shop there were three workers; one male, and two female. I didn’t observe much about them other than their friendliness, and speedy customer service. Espresso Expose had a large variety of foods, pastries, and of course drinks. They had a very artsy chalk menu to inform their customers about what they have to offer. I myself decided to purchase their banana cake, and I very much recommend it to banana enthusiasts. I also decided to take some data on customers who came in to the shop. I didn’t record data for those who solely purchased food since I focused in on other aspects. Check out the graphs below for some visual information about what I observed in my time at Espresso Expose.

Above is a pie chart to show the percentages of customers’ gender that I recorded in the coffee shop. Being that I have not taken a substantial amount of data, this data cannot be generalized to the larger population of customers in a day. More clearly, this doesn’t show that more women come into the Espresso Expose than men, rather it shows that in the time I was present, there were more female customers than male.
Above is a Clustered Column Graph of the amount of male and female who either chose to dine in, or take out. As the graph shows, in my time at the shop, males tended to take their coffee to go while females tended to dine in. In my time at the shop, the same amount of males that decided to dine in was equal to the amount of women who decided to take out. Again, because I didn’t collect an abundance of data, I am not claiming nor would it be reliable to claim, that most males who go to Espresso Expose take their coffee to go and that most females dine in.
Above is another Clustered Column Graph, but this one visualizes coffee temperature preferences by gender in my time at the shop. The graph shows that both male and female tended to purchase hot beverages more than cold ones. Keep in mind that although more females purchased hot beverages (by a count of 2) that I recorded more female data than male data in the first place. I think it is also interesting to note the temperature during that day outside was 59 degrees Fahrenheit. I’m sure temperatures for the days that people purchase coffee greatly influence whether they get hot coffee, or iced. Once again these findings on drink preference are not reliable to generalize to the greater population since I only collected a small amount.
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