Coffee shops become popular hangout for students

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


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