Thieves helped themselves to a cup of coffee at Talk-n-Coffee in Colville last Wednesday evening, but not just any cup. The coffee shopâ€™s white, sheet metal cup sculpture, which bears the Talk-n-Coffee logo, was stolen from its resting place on the sidewalk in front of the business, located at 119 East Astor Avenue.
The cup, which was made at a local metal workerâ€™s studio in 2007, stands at over three feet tall and serves as a float in community parades and is considered an enjoyable landmark for, â€śthe coffee shop familyâ€ť according to Talk-n-Coffee owner Scott Sanders.
â€śItâ€™s stood up to sun, torrential downpours and lots of snow,â€ť says Sanders. â€śI would just really like it back so it can be in front of the shop where it belongs.â€ť
Sanders is offering a $50 reward for information leading to the return of the cup. To report any such information, call the Colville Police Department at 684-2424.