A CUP OF JOE MAMA: Coffee Shop Owner Asks Baristas to Carry Guns to Work

After three robberies in less than one month, Spokane, Washington’s Jitterz Java is taking a different approach to business–baristas will be armed.

According to, Jitterz Java owner Sara Chapel is not only encouraging her baristas to bring a firearm to to work but is leaving one at the front for baristas who don’t have one to bring.

Barista Krystal Cogswell likes it: “I would rather have and need it, than need it and not have it,” she said.

Cogswell carries a Charter Arms .38 Special Lavender Lady during her shift. She said she used to keep the gun hidden “off to the side” until the recent spat of burglaries.

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