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The perfect excuse to grab a cup of coffee

National and International Coffee Day make for a well-caffeinated weekend.
Abigail Faix/NW
PURE PERFECTION — Sarah Saead, a manager at The Crib and an NMU alum, makes a beautiful latte with a foam leaf on top.

Friday, Sept. 29 is National Coffee Day and Sunday, Oct. 1 is International Coffee Day. This weekend makes for a great excuse to be highly caffeinated, which is perfect for a college town like Marquette and its love for coffee shops. 

Marquette has 11 small, locally owned coffee shops around the downtown area alone. The Crib, for example, is a well-known coffee shop located on Third Street. They opened their doors in 2018 after renovating and restoring the 1890s Victorian house that is now the shop itself. 

“I like that I get to interact with so many people,” said Sarah Saead, a manager at The Crib and a Northern Michigan University graduate of 2021. “It’s also satisfying to figure out what people’s tastes are.”

The Crib has many of the classics from espresso and cappuccinos to iced teas and cold brews. They also have a unique variety of beans like Costa Rican and Ethiopian Yirgacheffe. Other local coffee shops in the area include Contrast Coffee, 231 West Patisserie, Velodrome, Dead River Coffee, Cruisin’, Babycakes and Trenary Toast.

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Coffee is a staple for many students, and what better way to celebrate that addiction and the Marquette community with this very special weekend.

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Abigail Faix
Abigail Faix, Features Editor
My name is Abby, I am a fourth-year student at Northern. I am studying Multimedia Journalism with a minor in Political Science. I've always been passionate about journalism since I was in high school. I was offered this position as a Journalism Practicum student and am now so thankful to have the opportunity to write for The Northwind as the new Features Editor. I've found that The Northwind has led me to more connections throughout the university and community than I would find on my own. I'm always interested in getting to know new people and what's happening around Marquette.