Coffee has become a routine thing for some Salt Lake Community College students. They use it to help them wake up, get a little boost of energy, or even stay awake to cram for finals.
Coffee can be found in so many places. It can be brewed from the comfort of one’s home, in a coffee shop, gas station, McDonald’s or even one of SLCC’s many campuses.
“I mostly make [coffee] at home,” says SLCC student Joshua Aaron. “I get it at home because it is budget friendly. I drink it so that I can pay attention in class. That way, I can study for finals.” Aaron prefers the bold taste of Folgers. “It gets me up and keeps me up,” he says.
Home is just one of the places where students can get their cup of Joe.
“I find that Beans and Brews is a place that I regularly frequent,” says SLCC student Sage Dawson. “It’s almost as if Beans and Brews has replaced Starbucks. I decided to try Beans and Brews for myself.”
Dawson attends SLCC’s South City, Taylorsville Redwood and Jordan campuses and says that there is usually a Beans and Brews pretty close by.
Beans and Brews has many selections. It can keep a person up and going for quite a while with its double shots of espresso. It’s a good choice for a student who may be looking for that extra energy boost to wake up or study for finals. With its extra bold taste and intoxicating cocoa fumes, it is a great choice for students. It’s quite bitter, but a squirt of chocolate syrup will make the coffee sweeter and flavorsome.
Aside from coffee houses near campus, students can also get coffee on campus.
SLCC student Leo Don-Lopez goes for convenience and gets his coffee on campus.
“I think the coffee sold near campus is kind of gross. Plus, the coffee here tastes really good and I think it’s pretty affordable,” he says. “I mainly drink coffee to get the day going…and sometimes use it to study for finals – it works pretty well.”
SLCC sells Peet’s Coffee and Tea while near-by places have their own brand.
The McCafé at McDonald’s is available for a dollar on the value menu. But be warned; if you purchase a one dollar coffee, you’re going to get one dollar coffee. The taste of the McCafé Coffee is overly bitter and below run-of-the-mill, but it still accomplishes the task of giving an energy boost.
There are a wide variety of places to get coffee – some are better than others. Beans and Brews and Peet’s sold on campus are the top choices according to SLCC students. They both show consistency in quality and quantity.
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