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Opinion — Its okay to outgrow your college friends
Opinion — It's okay to outgrow your college friends
Megan PoeApril 12, 2024

‘Cats Coffee Corner: Cruisin’ for caffeine

Tires screech to a halt as the smell of coffee fills the air. My heart and my bike pull up to Cruise-N-Coffee on what can be deemed an unusually warm September morning to grab a cup of  joe before my (lack-of) caffeine headache  kicks in. 

This small unassuming mobile coffee drive-thru offers coffee to those who quite frankly hate the taste of espresso. Funky flavors such as caramel silk, no white frost, milky way and nutty Irishman are offered for a more competitive price of $4.75 each. 

I’m no stranger to a latte, I enjoy a hazelnut treat on the weekend, but these candied flavors might take it too far. Classic drip coffee is also offered at a reasonable $2.39, most likely for the parents of a middle school sleepover who have been dragged to this institution to look the cashier right in the eye and ask for seven liquid-candy-bar specialty coffees to go.

For those like myself who travel by bike, they absolutely serve walk-ups, and the wooden picnic bench outside serves as a unique medium for the customers who wish to sit and sip. Not exactly homework-doing territory but hey, who actually wants to finish that bachelor thesis at 8 a.m. on a Sunday? Certainly not I. 

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Perhaps I am too pampered at my regular shops, but the absence of oat milk was felt and deducts major points in my book. The food options are very limited but follow the theme of treats, muffins, croissants and chocolate scones are offered to give you that extra sucrose jolt. This also may be the first coffee station I’ve been to in Marquette that does not brag about ethically sourced beans which gives the imagination time to wonder what exactly one is drinking.

Located on the corner of North Third Street, this sugar haven might just be the right place for you, so ride by and grab yourself something sweet.

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