As autumn begins, and the era of pumpkin spice everything is upon us, coffee becomes a tired college student’s best friend.
On campus, there are six coffee shops to visit and fill that hole in the heart that only sweet caffeinated drink can. Here’s a list of the six, and what is worth visiting about each of them.
Located near the east entrance of the Lory Student Center, Sweet Sinsations offers Allegro coffee and tea, which is local from Denver and is fair trade. Their most popular drinks are the CSU caramel and the white rabbit. The location in the LSC makes it easy to grab a cup between classes or with friends on campus.
Location: Lory Student Center
Hours: Monday-Thursday 7 a.m.-5 p.m., Fri. 7 a.m.-4 p.m.
The newest coffee shop on campus, Intermissions is near the art gallery and theater in the LSC, and offers Starbucks coffee. This means that one can get the original #PSL. The most popular drink at the shop is the caramel frappuccino.
Location: LSC, near the theater
Hours: Monday-Thursday 7 a.m.-6 p.m., Friday 7 a.m.-4 p.m.
Found at the entrance of Morgan Library, the later hours of Morgan’s Grind allow students to grab coffee between late-night study sessions in the library. The shop’s most popular drink is their caramel concentration. It also offers the locally sourced Pi Chai in three different flavors: java, chocolate and original.
Location: Morgan Library
Hours: Monday-Thursday 7:30 a.m.-10 p.m., Friday 7:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Sunday 1 p.m.-10 p.m.
Located in the Behavioral Sciences Building, Sweet Tempations offers a similar selection to that of Sweet Sinsations. Its most popular drink is its straight coffee. This is a great cafe to grab a cup between science classes on the south side of campus.
Location: Behavioral Sciences Building
Hours: Monday-Thursday 7 a.m.-6 p.m., Friday 7 a.m. – 3 p.m.
The Ram’s Horn Express shop in Academic Village also offers Bean Cycle coffee. Their hours make the shop a great place to grab coffee for the south-side residence halls at any time. Its most popular drink is a mocha.
Location: Academic Village Ram’s Horn Express
Hours: Sunday-Saturday 7 a.m.-1 a.m.
Found in the west wing of the Business building, Bean Counter offers Cafe Richesse coffee, a local business owned by CSU alumni. The shop is a great stop for business students, and everyone else who find themselves on the north side of campus.
Location: West Wing of Rockwell
Hours: Monday-Thursday 7 a.m.-5 p.m., Friday 7 a.m.-2 p.m.
Collegian Reporter Chapman Croskell can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org and on Twitter @Nescwick.