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Shift Bicycle Cafe rides its way onto Chico State

Shift Bicycle Cafe rides its way onto Chico State

Mathew Miranda

September 5, 2018


Filed under Campus, Community, Features, Mobile Headlines, News, Photo Galleries, Showcase

Dutch Bros may reign supreme in the minds of Chico State students, but ask almost any local at the Saturday Farmer’s Market and they will tell you which coffee stand is quickly becoming one of the best in town. Although the coffee is the primary reason people return to Shift Bicycle Cafe, its unique design is what initia...

Local coffee serves up caffeine kick and unique flavors without the guilt

Local coffee serves up caffeine kick and unique flavors without the guilt

Natalie Hanson

March 17, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Columns, Mobile Headlines, Opinion

It's a competitive land out here in Chico when your caffeine withdrawal sets in. If you have time between classes and need something hot in your hand fast before your face hits the desk, the first thought is likely where to get a nearby jolt of joe, fast. Sure, when I'm super rushed, I go to Creekside...

Conversations with cops held around town

Conversations with cops held around town

Christian Solis

October 4, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, Community, News, Showcase

The Chico Police Department hosted their 2nd Annual National Coffee with a Cop Day, Wednesday. The officers were able to meet face-to-face with community members to build a more inclusive and connected community while discussing significant issues. The free event was held from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at partici...

Surviving college on coffee

Surviving college on coffee

Nicole Henson

April 5, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Alcohol and amphetamines take a hard second to the most abused drug in America, caffeine. Every morning, I hand some fratty-coffee-shop-dude my $1.88 in return for a cup of their Vanilla Nut roast so that I can start my day. At least 68 million Americans drink three cups of coffee or more every day,...

Is beer the new coffee?

Is beer the new coffee?

Matthew Manfredi

November 14, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Community, Community, Features, News, Showcase

Coffee shops will forever be a hub for the astute student to find a quiet place to hit the books; cafes will always offer a vacant table for an aspiring writer to rethink a plot twist over a bear claw; and now, a new spot to get a nice buzz on before the afternoon lecture. In recent years, beer and...

I tried some coffee shops so you wouldn’t have to

I tried some coffee shops so you wouldn’t have to

Mina Marjanovic and Dongyoung Won

November 6, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Coffee is no joke to me. When I first decided to attend Chico State my initial fear was that I wouldn't find a coffee shop that met my expectations. Back in San Diego I have two coffee shops I became obsessed with once my caffeine adiction really kicked in. I go to coffee shops mainly to socialize...

‘Fall into Bed’ with Siobhan Barrett Lingerie and FosterBuilt Coffee

‘Fall into Bed’ with Siobhan Barrett Lingerie and FosterBuilt Coffee

Anna Porretta

October 16, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Community

Siobhan Barrett, a body-positive lingerie designer will be presenting a pop-up shop at The Bookstore Oct. 12.Few pleasures in life can compare to the bliss of spending a chilly morning in bed. There's something unique to the sensation of spending a day sipping good coffee and reading a great book all whi...

Catch coffee with cops

Catch coffee with cops

Kaylie Lewis

October 4, 2016


Filed under Community, News, Showcase

The Chico Police Department will be hosting an event on Oct. 7 from 9 to 10 a.m. to have coffee with a cop. The event will be held at the following locations: Starbucks on 246 Broadway St., Cal Java on 2485 Notre Dame Blvd. Coffee Ranch on 1288 E. First Ave. It’s a Grind on 6 W....

Get your coffee on while you study

Get your coffee on while you study

Michael Arias

March 31, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

With a coffee joint on almost every downtown corner in Chico, each one has its own vibe. But when serious last minute studying needs to be done, the environment has to be right. Here is a list of some of my favorite coffee shops to study at from favorite to least favorite. Midtown Local, 365 E. Six...

Wildcats on caffeine

Wildcats on caffeine

Eric Mcguire

February 22, 2016


Filed under News

College life is full of peaks and valleys. This is especially true if caffeine is what fuels you. Students may become stuck in a cycle, stopping their caffeine intake when their tolerance becomes too high, and starting up again to feel that indispensable burst of energy. While there are a wide range of...

Coffee high

Coffee high

Sam Rios

February 18, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Just take a look around campus on any given morning. Lattes, cold brews and iced coffees. Students line up like zombies just to get their morning fix. No matter how they are consumed, these drinks are feeding a bigger problem: outrageously high caffeine tolerances among college students. This is not just an ...

Naked Lounge: Espresso yourself

Naked Lounge: Espresso yourself

Jovanna Garcia

September 12, 2015


Filed under Special Sections

  The buzz of conversations filter across the room along with the familiar aroma of coffee brewing. The sounds of machines grinding beans and mugs clinking float around giving the small cafe a comfortable and cozy vibe. Recently named the best coffee shop in town by the Best of Chico poll, The Naked Lounge Tea a...

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