The Coffee Monologues: Will travel for coffee

Emily McCaul, assistant lifestyles editor | The Collegiate Times The sky was clear and the air was warm as we stepped out of our Civic and onto the familiar streets of downtown Roanoke. Inspired to venture out from Blacksburg for the day, we eagerly climbed up the steps of three coffeehouses. Upon leaving our apartments,…

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The Coffee Monologues: Winning in Starbucks, winning in life

Emily McCaul, assistant lifestyles editor | The Collegiate Times For the coffee lovers on campus, Virginia Tech provides several options for its caffeine-craving students: Dunkin’ Donuts, Deet’s Place, EspressOasis, Peet’s and Au Bon Pain. The pastry shelves and coffee stirrers soon become familiar sights amid the bustling students’ school weeks. Among the growling list of coffee stops…

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The Coffee Monologues: What’s new at the campus coffee shop?

Emily McCaul, assistant lifestyles editor | The Collegiate Times “This year we’ll be rolling out the cold brew,” said Leann Cook, operations manager of Deet’s Place. “It’s got a nice, smooth flavor to it.” “The objective is to try to get the flavors from the origins without compromising the flavor,” Cook said. “It’s a cold…

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The Coffee Monologues: living la vida moka

Emily McCaul, assistant lifestyles editor | The Collegiate Times As the summer progressed, and the heat from our downtown sidewalks remained steady, I found myself sipping on iced coffee more often during my work days. Seldom did I find myself longing for a hot drink amid those 90-degree temperatures, opting for the refreshing chill of…

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The Coffee Monologues: tripping on coffee

Emily McCaul, assistant lifestyles editor | The Collegiate Times We first discussed the prospect of a road trip over coffee at Bollo’s one morning, one of Blacksburg’s local cafes. Warm house mugs in hand, we sat together at the small wooden table by the window, looking at his phone screen. The road trip had been planned entirely…

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The Coffee Monologues: excuse my French press

Emily McCaul, assistant lifestyles editor | The Collegiate Times Coffee. It is defined by some as happiness in a cup. According to Merriam-Webster, it is “a beverage made by percolation, infusion, or decoction from the roasted and ground seeds of a coffee plant.” “Decoction from the seeds of a coffee plant”? Someone once told me that…

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