Almost everyone knows the age-old love story of Barnes & Noble and Starbucks. These two have been going together for as long as I can remember. The same love story exists between college students and coffee. Personally, I can’t stand a day without coffee, not only does it give you a caffeine boost, but it also tastes great. Whether it be hot or iced, flavored or regular, college kids basically run on coffee. Unfortunately, the only place on campus where you can get a cup of coffee that is physically prepared for you is at Java George. Java is in Hodson and serves most coffee-shop basics including coffees, lattes, cappuccinos, and non-coffee drinks such as tea and smoothies.
While Java George is great, it would also be nice to have another place on campus to grab some fresh coffee such as a Starbucks or Dunkin Donuts. It was rumored that our own bookstore might be adding a Starbucks café, but sadly that was just a rumor. I visited the bookstore this week to find out more about the mysterious Starbucks that never was, and found out just why it never happened. According to the bookstore, a Starbucks or any other chain would be too expensive. The small campus would not be able to support such a franchise, especially with Java George and Sophie’s Café, where you can get bottled Starbuck’s drinks. So unfortunately, it does not look like there will be a Starbucks on campus anytime soon. In the meantime, we will have to keep visiting Java George or Chestertown’s Dunkin Donuts to keep the love story alive!