這是我們在2017年為美國俄亥俄大學的客戶寫的一篇大一English writing文章，全文1200字，以Starbucks, Much More than Coffee 為題，通過分析Starbucks這一案例，來提出自己的觀點並且做出相應的解釋，我們截取了片段分享給大家，首先是開頭部分的introduction，介紹Starbucks的相關情況。
Starbucks, a coffee shop popular in many countries around the world, serves as a place for people to enjoy the drinks, have a rest, surf the internet, do business talks or anything you can think of doing in public places. It starts from a coffee shop, but has a lot more functions than that. Starbucks is replete with people from all walks of life—students, white collars or workers—and people from different countries and of different colors—white Americans, yellow Asians or black Hispanics. But in the shop, they are all customers. For me, a cosmopolitan canopy is a mixture of people of different backgrounds and Starbucks is something of a cosmopolitan canopy in many ways.
First of all, Starbucks is a public place available to all kinds of customers. A public place is defined as a social space that is generally open and accessible to people. That means in Starbucks, there are untold possibilities of the kind of people you will happen to encounter. If there is a choice, people would like to stay close to similar people to themselves. For instance, whites tend to get along with whites, and Chinese likes to communicate more with Chinese. It’s natural similar people intend to gather together on social occasions. But in a public place, there are no restrictions on the people who enter a shop and it’s not likely that you can predict or determine who will sit beside you or come near you. Starbucks, as a public place, enables all kinds of customers perhaps of different ethic background and nationalities to come under the same roof.
In conclusion, Starbucks draws all kinds of people of different nationalities and cultural backgrounds. In such a public place, you need to behave yourselves and can also relax your guard. You can closely observe people that looks strange to you, whose behavior you previously could only imagine.(Anderson, 2004) In this case, it facilitates understandings and even interaction between different unfamiliar people. For me, the cosmopolitan canopy resembles a melting pot of all sorts of people. It means much more than coffee itself but stands for diversity, inclusiveness, tolerance and understandings made possible by its atmosphere.