Efficiency Test: Campus Coffee


By Dargan Thompson, Contributing Writer
Ah, coffee — a college student’s best friend. Looking for a pick-me-up around campus?
Starbucks may be the most popular, but it’s not your only option. The Spinnaker compiled the prices of different coffee around campus to find the cheapest option that’s worth your dollar.


The Starbucks Library sells actual Starbucks coffee. Its cheapest is a tall coffee, its most expensive is a venti Salted Caramel Mocha and its most popular is the seasons Pumpkin Spice Latte.

Starbucks cheapest – Tall Coffee 12 oz – $1.95
Starbucks most expensive – Venti Salted Caramel Mocha 20 oz – $5.10
Most popular right now is the seasonal Pumpkin Spice Latte 12 oz – $4

The Student Union Outtakes has Starbucks coffee for the same price but has fewer
options. It’s great if you want a simple cup of coffee and to beat the ever-lengthy
line at the Starbucks near the Library.

Outtakes at Alumni Square has several varieties of Dunkin’ Donuts coffee, such as hazlenut and french vanilla.
12 oz – $1.59
20 oz – $2.09

If you’re willing to walk all the way to the Osprey Fountains, Ozzie’s has Seattle’s Best Coffee — it’s a little bit cheaper.

16 oz – $1.45
20 oz – $1.99