El Dorado, KS. On Friday morning, Kevin Fisher and Joe Carpenter were having coffee at Jacob’s Well when Fisher fell into his cup of coffee and drowned.
“It all happened so fast,” said Carpenter, “there was probably nothing I could have done—plus, that coffee was really hot.”
Forensics ruled out foul play almost immediately, and several witnesses confirmed that it was accidental.
The barista on duty, Jenn Claassen, stated that Fisher ordered a large latte. “He said, ‘Put it in the biggest mug you guys have,’” said Claassen, “and some of our mugs are really big.”
Claassen’s official statement to the police said that she tried to warn Fisher to be careful when she served him the latte, but he just smirked and said, “Thanks, sweetie.”
“I’m still in shock,” said Carpenter. “One second he was talking about needing to get up and go the bathroom, and then he slipped and…” (Carpenter starts crying) “…Then I’m just sitting there all alone, drinking my espresso, wondering who I’m going to meet for coffee from now on.”
Services will be held on Monday afternoon. There will be a reception with light snacks and a full espresso bar after Fisher is “coffee with cremated” and symbolically laid to rest in the giant mug—donated by Jacob’s Well.