We Be Grindin’

Just to be clear, this post is about The Daily Grind (aka The Grind), the best coffee shop on campus, so if you were expecting anything else, sorry to disappoint.  (But actually, get your head out of the gutter!)

The Grind has been a staple in my life since Freshman year.  Whether it’s providing my morning fix on the way to class, a delicious sandwich around lunchtime, or a relaxing place to study, I find myself drawn here more often than I’d willingly admit.

 The front of The Grind

The front of The Grind

Just last spring, I started working as a barista at The Grind, i.e., THE BEST JOB EVER!  Serving up coffee, tea, and espresso drinks to friends from all over campus barely even feels like work.  Not to mention the perks—all the coffee I can drink!

Where the magic happens

Where the magic happens

Students aren’t the only people you can find hanging at The Grind.  Many (caffeine-friendly) professors are known for holding their office hours in the coffee shop, providing a more casual setting to discuss material with students than a stuffy office.  Many other professors can be seen alongside students grabbing a cup of coffee in between classes, offering opportunities to get to know professors outside of the classroom.

Students studying inside The Grind

Students studying inside The Grind

The Grind offers much more than caffeine and a place to study.  It’s a place to meet new friends, have a first date, or hold a group meeting.  It’s a place to laugh, dance around, or warm up by the fire.  It’s a home away from home.

So next time you’re on campus, be sure to check it out!  If you’re lucky, I’ll be there to serve you the best latte that you’ve ever had~