Sick of the same old boring coffee? Personally I am sick of tasting boring, weak coffee that just doesn’t wake me up. It is time to put and end to the age old coffee dilemma at Hofstra University. Especially here where the options for getting a cup of coffee can seem like and endless task with incredible amounts of flavors and variations. Even though I’ve started making my own coffee with a french press in my room using ancient grounds from Dunkin’ Go-nuts, I have decided that there needs to be some kind of guide to getting a good cup of coffee at Hofstra. And so the epic journey begins. Hopefully I won’t overdose on caffeine and end up running around the academic side of campus babbling about random nonsense. Wait, isn’t that what a blog is?
Here are the infamous coffee “shops” on campus. If this goes well I’ll even venture off campus a bit! How exciting.
1. Kobricks Coffee in the Axinn Library
2. Starbucks at Cafe on the Quad
3. Seattle’s Best at C.V. Starr
4. Seattle’s Best at the Hofstra Deli
5. Seattle’s Best in the Netherlands Cafe
6. Pura Vida in the Student Center
7. The Student Center coffee
8. Bits and Bytes coffee
9. Mayflower? in Breslin Hall
As I run into more I’ll be sure to update the list. While there are some duplicates obviously coffee can be brewed differently depending on who brews it and how much love and care they put into it. “Love and care” from Hofstra employees, ha.
I’ll try a simple black coffee first and then add what I like to my coffee to get a complete picture. I’ll taste each “regular” coffee from the shops and base my review off of a few factors that should include:
. First impression of taste
. Actual taste (sweet, bitter, watery etc.)
. Temperature of the coffee
. Design of cup
. Design of each individual shop or coffee station
. Barista skill (speed, friendliness)
. Are the beans from a fair trade organization?
While there are many more factors that should go into reviewing coffee the fact is most students will simply not care. So here goes nothing, hope you enjoy it.