ONE STUDENT SHARES A COFFEE OBSESSION, A GUIDE TO CONSUMPTION ON CAMPUS

Say goodbye to the lackluster coffee machines with only one or two options available. Now students have nine options …

 COURTNEY STUCKER, STAFF WRITER 

The smell of freshly-made coffee. This is perhaps one of the most cherished and underrated joys of college students everywhere. Caffeine can be a lifeline; many students view it as imperative for survival. We drink it in the morning, afternoon, and in dire times, during the evening. Personally, I find that drinking or smelling coffee is truly one of the little things in life that can have a big impact on our mood, energy and productivity. 

Luckily for Wartburg students, the college was gifted with new Café Bustelo coffee machines in the Den-Rittersaal and the Mensa. Students can’t miss the new machines, they are large and bright yellow. 

Say goodbye to the lackluster coffee machines with only one or two options available. Now students have nine options, with the main categories including espresso-based drinks, brewed coffee, iced coffee, coffee with milk and coffee with chocolate. 

The colada, also called doppio, or double espresso, option is a great option for a quick energy boost. The taste is actually pretty smooth, but milk, sugar, or cream can always be added to make it a little sweeter. 

For someone who has the time to sit down and eat a meal, I highly recommend the café con chocolate frio, which is iced coffee and chocolate. It is sweet, but not overly rich. Be sure enough ice is added before and a little extra skim milk after to create a blended concoction. The café con leche frío, an iced coffee with milk, and the café con leche, a hot coffee with milk, are also good options, as the milk seems steamed. 

The last and my personal favorite choice is the basic iced coffee, or café frío. If you are someone who enjoys a flavorful, but simple coffee taste, this one’s for you. It acts 

 as a blank canvas and you can add whatever you want to it. The simple iced coffee is customizable. 

As for tips and life hacks, consider bringing a personal travel mug or cup. You can use the basic cups the Mensa provides, then bring the coffee back to your table and transfer liquids from one to the other. This saves time and money from brewing your own coffee or using points in the Konditerei. 

Give each option a try and you won’t be disappointed. 

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