Behind today's advent calendar door, we enjoy a short story called "Vocation", written by the extremely talented Lesley Smith.
When Jillian finds herself out of work, she takes on a job at a coffee shop, "The Temple of the Holy Bean", which as the name suggests, is not your ordinary run of the (coffee) mill beverage shop. Instead of being called baristas, the staff are called clergy, suggesting something otherworldly about the place.
This story is like a perfect shot of espresso with a shot of caramel syrup: short, strong, hard-hitting, and deliciously sweet. I'll never look at coffee shops in the same way again.
If you want to obtain it on Amazon Kindle (UK), click here.