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NEWS: Free State Coffee

A new option for coffee
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Isabelle Prô
Members of the Free State Journalism staff taste test the new coffee options at school.

For the usual Free State coffee-drinker, their first option is Starbucks. It’s close and claims to have great coffee. However, the prices are quite steep. Free State has introduced a new option. During breakfast, Second Chance Breakfast and lunch, you can now choose between a French vanilla coffee or a caramel coffee, both costing $3 for a 12-ounce cup.

“Our district food service staff is always looking for new ideas and dishes that students will like,” Principal Amy Mcanarney said. “Last year, a group of students did some taste testing to give their opinions on new entrees food service was considering.”

Tracy Pobjoy, a district coordinator, mentioned that the coffee is made of Splendid syrups and Java House cold brew. Students have said that the coffee is very sweet.

“It’s a nice, sweet treat to have in the morning, it really brightens up your day,” sophomore Taylor Andrews said.

Last year, students were given coffee samples to taste test. This new coffee stand may also bring a new option to people who can’t get Starbucks because of availability or money. It’s also another option for students who are boycotting Starbucks due to the current politics in the Middle East.

“The price is all right for the taste,” Andrews said. ”It really gives you a kick. Good way to start your day.”

The inspiration behind the new addition to the lunch room is that students and staff can spend less time getting coffee and more time in school.

“So many students and staff purchase coffee from businesses outside the school, and that takes time,” Mcanarney said. ”We are hoping that having iced coffee is a nice service to our staff and students, so they will not have to stop in the morning or go out at lunch to buy coffee.”

 

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