It is well known that coffee is a staple to the diet of all students and the most common place for Ohio University students to get their coffee is at the top of the student union. But have you ever experienced that moment when you plan to get coffee at the Front Room but come to that ever-depressing realization that the line is too long to get your favorite form of liquid heaven? Since this seems to be a common occurrence, a guide to the complicated life of the Front Room seems necessary.
No Line, No Problem.
If you can avoid going in late morning hours, especially when classes have just been let out, then you can avoid an exceptionally long line. Early morning is the best time to get your coffee because it is fresh and usually people are otherwise occupied with things like sleep and do not have time to get up early for their coffee.
A Simpler Order.
Even though the most popular drinks are the café mocha, white chocolate mocha and the caramel latte; there are still options other than coffee that can kick-start your day. One such item is a flavored Red Bull. You can choose the syrup, for example cherry, that will be mixed with a Red Bull that makes for a tasty drink. Except, if you do truly have a love for coffee they have a variety of blends. I personally recommend the Breakfast Blend, but if you are in the mood for something a little darker try Verona or Estima.
Secret Menu Items.
A lot of college students have a sweet tooth and the specialty drinks offered by the Starbucks serving Front Room certainly give you plenty of options. Here is a hint at the secret menu that makes even better drinks. The next time you order a white chocolate mocha, ask them to add a few pumps of raspberry, which makes it taste like a raspberry cheesecake. Another option is ordering a vanilla bean crème frap and asking for a few pumps of cinnamon dolce syrup which makes it taste like a cinnamon roll. Little additions like these make a dull morning just a little more exciting.
Major Money Saver.
Are you tired of spending so much money on that café mocha, no whip, three pumps of caramel? There is a solution to that to. Next to the register, there sits a special little card that allows you to get a free drink after buying ten drinks.
Life can be hard without coffee, so this is all the information that you need to survive. You never know, this guide might actually help you to procrastinate less and actually write that paper that is due tomorrow all with the help of the all powerful might of coffee.