The battle of the campus Starbucks locations

There are a few things to consider when trying to decide which Starbucks to go to on campus. As I am sure most Bobcats know, there a Starbucks in the LBJ Student Center (LBJSC) as well as in the Undergraduate Academic Center (UAC). Each location has its strengths and weaknesses when it comes to making the perfect brew of coffee. I hope that through this blog post, I can give fellow students the tips they need to get the best cup of coffee.  Here we go!

Undertows make political science classes bearable for me!
Undertows make political science classes bearable for me!

Although the UAC Starbucks normally has much shorter lines, their iced coffee is watered-down way too often. The quality of their coffee is never consistent. Since I have three classes in the UAC, I have had many opportunities for trial and error. In my experience, every time I get iced coffee there, it is watered-down to the extent that it is so see through it looks like iced tea. I thought it might just be a one time thing, but after three different not so pleasant experiences, I have come to the conclusion that this is a consistent UAC trend. However, the espresso drinks at this location never disappoint. So if you are in a political science class and need a quick energy boost—go with the espresso and not the joe.

The Starbucks in the LBJSC is a completely different story. Although their coffee is pretty consistent overall and across the menu, there are a few drawbacks. First of all, it isn’t the best place to study as the seating is very limited. Second, the LBJSC is a very busy place. This means that the wait time for coffee is much longer than it is at the UAC. So, with campus Starbucks you have to pick your poison. Either wait it out for quality or limit yourself to just espresso if you’re in a hurry.

Thanks for reading! And remember— Death Before Decaf, always!


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