It’s safe to say coffee is the backbone of higher education, especially with finals upon us. More than three cups of coffee before 10 am becomes the norm, and we wouldn’t want it any other way.
As much as you love your favorites, you don’t want to waste your money on coffee that won’t give you the best results and appropriate caffeine surge. Here are your best choices for all of the ups and downs of finals.
When You’re Still in Denial
You don’t actually have a cumulative final in 20 hours. You’re genuinely interested in the past 100 years of world history. The only way to suppress any feelings of acceptance or panic is a nice latte. Get your favorite flavor and that extra shot of espresso, you need it and deserve it.
Time to Get Productive and Like It
It isn’t too late, but you need more of a kick to get you going. Whip out your favorite mason jar and take a crack at some cold brew coffee. You’ll get a small distraction out of it, plus a nice pick-me-up to start your night.
No going back now. It’s time for a Dunkin’ run and not just because they’re the only good place open. It comforting to know that if you do fail your final, you will still be able to get a cheap (but delicious) coffee fix. A latte isn’t going to be enough, so get a cool iced coffee to wake you up.
The panic has set in again but that doesn’t mean you have to shut down from a lack of sleep. The key is to find something that won’t make you want to bounce off the walls as the clock ticks. It’s time for a Starbucks Double Shot Espresso. It’ll be quick and give you the perfect amount of energy.
Now it makes sense to finish off that wine box for a post-finals celebration, but the best thing for you now is sit back with a nice cup of tea. English breakfast tea is a personal favorite, but really any flavor can give you a small boost without feeding into the coffee addiction that has definitely been created.
Whatever you drink, remember to pair it with some nutritious brain food and remember that calories don’t count during finals. Good luck.