Ask some people about Starbucks and they”ll complain about big businesses and poor Columbian workers in the heat of the sun. Of course then they”ll gladly tell you exactly what corner of State Street it”s on and how far the other one down South University Street is, remembering to mention their favorite Frappuccino flavor. Admit it, you”ll pay $4 for a cup and lounge on their couches, staring at the cursive handwriting on the wallpaper. You”ll sit there, try to be as comfortable and relaxed as possible only to open your textbook with the uncomfortable thought that you don”t understand a word. You may not write proper notes balancing your notebook upon your knees you are, however, cushioned.

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outh University”s Starbucks is the newest coffee shop around campus.<br><br>YONI GOLDSTEIN/Daily

Michelle deBaroncelli, a graduate student in the School of Social Work, often reads at State Streer”s Starbucks. “Yeah, we have a lot of coffee shops. I come to State Street places in general because there is better parking than on South University. I come in here because it”s a quiet place,” she says nodding.

“I just like the fireplace here.” Lisette Bernstein, a graduate student in the Business School, declared as she pulled herself forward from the sucking couches. The fireplace. The place in State”s Starbucks that everyone wants to sit in front of and pretend it”s storming outside.

When the employees were asked whether they ever competed with the other Starbucks, they laughed. Veronica Marceth, an LSA Sophomore who works at the shop said, “We don”t really compete. Or with any other coffee shop on campus. We just sell coffee.”

A 10-minute walk away, the new erStarbucks seems a little brighter. “Daniel Lilson, a graduate student studying physics, is an employee at the south side Starbucks.

“I definitely start to recognize the people coming in. Most don”t even buy coffee, they just sit right down and plug in their laptops,” Lilson said as he looked around.

Rebecca Ramsey, an LSA sophomore, was sitting highlighting when asked why she studied in coffee houses. “It”s quieter and the people seem more relaxed here. I never thought about it, but we do have lots of coffee shops. We do have two Starbucks,” she said.

In fact if you”re gonna be technical, Ann Arbor has four Starbucks. There is also one at Arborland and another one at the Briarwood mall. And there are two Cava Java”s one on South University and one in the Michigan Union sharing the same zip code.

Why so many places? “Cause the shops fill up. If you want a cup of coffee, there are places around the campus to supply your needs but maybe not to seat us.

This has probably happened to you before: You walk in, guess what drink you should order while attempting to sound like you always drink fancy coffee (when maybe all you want is a chocolate milk), and wait while the production of the coffee is done. Then discover as you walk around, sipping on your hot drink that there is no place to nestle in and your tongue is now burnt.

People need their coffee, even if it comes piping hot. They need it to stay up, wake up, warm up or sober up. And they want to drink it where they bought it.

If another coffee shop opened, its tables would probably be taken as well. And it doesn”t need to be Starbucks. It could be anywhere that serves coffee and displays glassed off coffee beans. You want to forget that you are indeed cramming for your midterm. So yeah, there is another Starbucks. And probably next year another coffee place will open, struggling to be original with the way they list their coffees, providing you with more spaces to take up. And you”ll find yourself not minding to wait in line for a Caf Latte topped with extra whipped cream and a cozy couch. more, was sitting highlighting when asked why she studied in coffee houses. “It”s quieter and the people seem more relaxed here. I never thought about it, but we do have lots of coffee shops. We do have two Starbucks,” she said.

In fact if you”re gonna be technical, Ann Arbor has four Starbucks. There is also one at Arborland and another one at the Briarwood mall. And there are two Cava Java”s one on South University and one in the Michigan Union sharing the same zip code.

Why so many places? “Cause the shops fill up. If you want a cup of coffee, there are places around the campus to supply your needs but maybe not to seat us.

This has probably happened to you before: You walk in, guess what drink you should order while attempting to sound like you always drink fancy coffee (when maybe all you want is a chocolate milk), and wait while the production of the coffee is done. Then discover as you walk around, sipping on your hot drink that there is no place to nestle in and your tongue is now burnt.

People need their coffee, even if it comes piping hot. They need it to stay up, wake up, warm up or sober up. And they want to drink it where they bought it.

If another coffee shop opened, its tables would probably be taken as well. And it doesn”t need to be Starbucks. It could be anywhere that serves coffee and displays glassed off coffee beans. You want to forget that you are indeed cramming for your midterm. So yeah, there is another Starbucks.

And probably next year another coffee place will open, struggling to be original with the way they list their coffees, providing you with more spaces to take up. And you”ll find yourself not minding to wait in line for a Caf Latte topped with extra whipped cream and a cozy couch.

LSA senior Mark Sandri, however, is tired of all the coffee shops opeing around campus. “Why can”t they just stop opening up coffee shops and open one good bar. I would rather sit back and have a beer anyway,” he said.

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