85 Defuniak St
Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459, United States
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the place to BE

Find yourself in a new state of mind at Hibiscus Coffee & Guesthouse

By Carolyn Mason, Photos by Robert Sutton – Tuscaloosa Magazine, Beach 2009

The robust drink has become more than a morning beverage — it’s a medium for social connections along the Emerald Coast

“Be present,” commands the board in front of the Hibiscus Coffee & Guesthouse in Grayton Beach, Fla. I wasn’t sure what to think. I arrived after a five-hour drive from Tuscaloosa. That made me present, didn’t it? “Not exactly,” says owner Cheri Peeples after welcoming me with her trademark bear hug. “Being fully present is something you work on. It’s a mindful presence that’s different from just being there. It’s the Grayton way,” she explained. Every morning, Peeples, or the employee who arrives first, writes the second half of the two-word message on the board facing the entrance to the Grayton Beach neighborhood and the Hibiscus Coffee & Guesthouse. It didn’t take long to get into the swing of the Grayton way. [ . . . ]

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