Back to School: Essential coffee gear for college students

August 26, 2016
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Coffee and college go together like all-nighters and finals. Adjusting to campus life can be hectic, with so many items to check off your to-do list, and so few hours in the day. Whether it’s day-to-day dorm life or time spent in classrooms, labs, the student union, or traversing the quad Starbucks has tips for finding the essential college coffee gear to make the big shift a bit easier.

Overachiever on the Move

So, you’ve signed up for 16 credit hours and everywhere you look there’s a new idea that will change the world, not to mention a party that’s too good to pass up. It may take time to settle in, but you’re in luck on the coffee front, Starbucks VIA® Instant Italian Roast.

Starbucks VIA® Instant coffee is the fastest, simplest way to make a good cup of coffee. There’s no skill or equipment required, and no skimping on flavor since it’s made with Starbucks 100% dark-roast arabica beans. Just throw some VIA® in your backpack, and you’re ready to go.

Get the Gear:

Get the Gear:

All you need is hot water, a cup, and a spoon or stir stick to make VIA®.

Go-To Drinkware:

The Globe Mug and Ceramic & Stainless Faceted Mug are just right for cross-campus adventures.

Stock up:

Starbucks VIA® Instant 48-count packs keep costs down and packaging to a minimum.





Recovering Night Owl

Exams begin at 8:00 a.m., and last night’s cram session kept you up past midnight. Big mistake. Next semester you’ll know better, but for now you are fixated on the annoying buzz of your early alarm. The test won’t wait, and you’ve got to turn things around. Stop hitting “snooze” and hit the Keurig® button instead. Things will be looking up in no time.

The Keurig® Single Cup Brewing System provides a premium brewed coffee experience in less than a minute, and clean up is a breeze. Just pop in a K-Cup® filled with Starbucks signature Pike Place® Roast, brew by simply touching a button, and you’ll be at your desk with time to spare.

Get the Gear:

Get the Gear:

Keurig® 2.0 K400 brewing system is a fast, easy way to get a perfectly customized cup every time.

Go-To Drinkware:

Keep things simple and cozy with the Quilted Stainless Steel Tumbler and the Etched Siren Mug.

Stock up:

Add a 48-count box of Starbucks® Pike Place® Roast K-Cup® Pods to your shopping list, and you’ll have one less thing to worry about for a while.





Study Group Socializer

Study groups are in session, and you’re the host with the most. Sure, you are learning, but you’re also making friends. After all, you want to leave college with a network, and maybe land a few dates with your cute lab partner. A fresh pot of coffee can keep the conversation going and boost roommate morale when your chats run late. Stay focused with the Cuisinart® Brew Central™ coffee maker.

The Brew Central™ is a full-sized, programmable drip coffee maker with brushed-metal exterior and plenty of high-end features to enhance flavor and brew consistently. This is a grown-up coffee maker you can take with you after graduation.

Get the Gear:

Get the Gear:

The Cuisinart® Brew Central™ adjusts to make 1-12 cups. Paired with the Electric Grinder by Krups®, this system is a coffee investment that will last.

Go-to Drinkware:

Add life to the party with the Rainbow Macarons Mug.

Stock up:

Keep a pound of Starbucks® House Blend Whole Bean on hand, if you prefer to grind your own beans. Or opt for the convenience of Starbucks® House Blend Portion Packs. Each pack is pre-measured to brew a pot of coffee in a standard coffee maker.





Aficionado-in-Training

Great minds want great coffee. College breeds connoisseurs, but how do you please discerning taste buds when your schedule keeps you crossing campus all day long? Two words: travel press.

The Acrylic Travel Coffee Press by Bodum® is an all-in-one coffee maker and travel mug. It’s an ingenious solution for brewing coffee or tea on the go, and it’s insulated to keep beverages hot or cold. To use, simply add 3-4 tablespoons of coarse ground coffee, hot water, and your favorite milk or sweetener. Stir, place the lid with the plunger up, and go. After four minutes, press the plunger down and enjoy.

Get the Gear:

Get the Gear:

Pair the Acrylic Travel Coffee Press by Bodum® with an Electric Grinder by Krups®, and you’re set to grind gourmet beans and brew a rich cup of coffee without missing a beat.

Go-to Drinkware:

The Travel Press is all you need, but a true epicure is tastefully prepared for a variety of situations. Gain style points with the sleek Stainless Steel Tumbler in matte black.

Stock up:

Keep a supply of Starbucks® House Blend Whole Bean coffee in your pantry. A coarse grind will work well with your travel press.





Starting college is a major adjustment. Choosing the right coffee and brewing method ahead of time means less hassle and more enjoyment through the transition. Now, grab a cup and hit the books!

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