Recently, coffee has become one of the most popular drinks among many age groups and in different areas around the country. People drink coffee to wake up in the morning, to get energy during the day, or to keep them busy while working on homework or hanging out with friends.
Senior Hannah Hichborn said, “I go to coffee shops because it is a friendly, cozy environment to hangout with friends. Plus, there’s wifi, coffee, and snacks to enjoy.”
Coffee shops have become the go-to spot to go for high schoolers looking for a place to kill time or do homework. Maddy Carroll and Allison Folin said catching up at coffee shops is their favorite thing to do when they hangout.
Maddy Carroll said, “Coffee shops make me feel like I’m in the show Friends hanging out at Central Perk with my own friends.”
In addition to going as a customer, many students now work as baristas. Senior Sam Hayles began working at Coffee Hound in Bettendorf and enjoys his job for many reasons.
Hayles said, “I started working at a coffee shop because I love coffee, and I wanted to learn more about it. The best part about it now is the community there. I’ve learned regular customers’ names, their orders, and quickly became friends with them. The close community is the best part of working at a coffee shop.”
Check out one of these popular coffee shops in the Quad Cities:
Connect Coffee House- 320 W Kimberly Rd, Davenport
Coffee Hound- 3451 Devils Glen Rd, Bettendorf
Java Java Cafe- 836 E River Dr, Davenport
Starbucks- 931 Middle Rd, Bettendorf
Redband Coffee Co.- 110 W 13th St, Davenport
Atomic Coffee Bar- 4707 N Brady St, Davenport
Milltown Coffee- 3800 River Dr #2, Moline
Dunn Brothers- 787 Middle Rd, Bettendorf
Cafe d’Marie- 614 W 5th St, Davenport
Beignet Done That- 200 E 3rd St, Davenport
Cool Beanz Coffee House- 1325 30th St, Rock Island
Bubble Tea- NorthPark Mall, 320 W Kimberly Rd, Davenport
Theo’s Java Club- 213 17th St, Rock Island
Cafe on Vine- 932 W 6th St, Davenport
Cafe Fresh- 5th Ave, Moline
Dead Poet’s Espresso- 1525 3rd Ave #A, Moline