Coffee Cup

Free Coffee & Story


My morning is nothing without coffee. It’s the best part of waking up when I have that black stuff in my cup.

Call it what you will: Joe, Cuppa, Cupped Lightning, Daily Grind, Day-Starter, Mud, Tar, Rocket Fuel, Pentecostal Whiskey. No matter what you call it, coffee creates a connection. It fuels more than our mornings; it builds relationships, gives us common ground, and unites us. But, what I love most about grabbing a cup of this black gold elixir are the stories that are heard and shared between friends.


I force people to have coffee with me, just because I don’t trust that a friendship can be maintained without any other senses besides a computer or cellphone screen.

- John Cusack

Stories are what drive me, what fuel what I do and who I am. I’m passionate about all things that have to do with stories—making them, collecting them, listening to them, preserving them, remembering them, and sharing them. For me, stories mean relationships and relationships mean coffee. Coffee gets us to stop—really stop—to focus, capture, develop, and savor the moments in life that really matter. Coffee helps us frame our faith in one and other.

So in celebration of Framing Faith releasing, join me in bringing stories to life and making them happen for people who wouldn’t normally experience them. I want you to have a cup of coffee on me, share a story or two with someone, and then tweet (@mattknisely) or message me the story on Facebook with the hashtag #framingfaith.  Also make sure you register for the FREE Canon Camera I’m giving away as well.

Our lives are not meant to be lived in a vacuum, but rather they are inter-connected, woven together, and inseparable.

Here’s how to get some FREE Coffee

        1. Save this image on your smartphone.
        2. Go to a Starbucks.
        3. Order a coffee.
        4. Hold the picture in front of the barcode scanner.
        5. If there is enough money on my card, you’ll here a beep and your coffee will be paid for.
        6. If you want to join in the fun and pay it forward by adding more to the card simply. . . Go here, enter the card number (6089706114818028) (CSC 41416986), and then follow the payment instructions.

Matt Knisely

Matt Knisely is an Emmy Award–winning visual storyteller, creative director, and author who loves telling stories of the extraordinary. Make sure you check out his book Framing Faith, it helps connect the seemingly unconnected, see the beauty right in front of us, and revealing how to be present in the moment.

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  1. So excited about your book release!
    And thanks for the coffee 🙂

    Chelsea Laine Francis // Reply
  2. Genius

    Ryan Grammatico // Reply