It’s a safe assumption that 80% of the Columbia student body would turn into horrible rage-monsters without a morning cup of coffee. Hey, as one of the country’s most stressful schools, we reserve the right to take our caffeine very seriously. So when we got wind of a student-run coffee shop operating out of EC1808, we practically ran to check it out. Caffeinated Queens Claire Friedman and Anna Hotter got the scoop on “Two G’s Coffee.”
Standing outside of EC1808, we had a minor panic attack. The door was slightly ajar and, as our friend pointed out, there were “breakfast noises” coming from inside. “Is this weird?” We asked each other. “Do we just… walk in…?” Unless you’re the Wien shitter, there really aren’t many legitimate reasons to nonchalantly enter a stranger’s dorm room before 9:30 am. We poked our heads in Scooby-Doo style.
“We heard there was a… coffee shop… here?” We said, realizing how crazy we would sound if we had the wrong suite number. Two guys and a girl eating cereal looked up to greet us. Lucky for everyone involved, we were in the right place.
The mythical EC18 coffee shop, “Two G’s Coffee,” is run by roommates Max Gorelick (CC’15) and Adam Gayoso (SEAS’15). The two have been in business since the start of the school year, bringing sweet, sweet caffeine to the CU masses. And, as if this wasn’t a noble enough quest, the Gs donate all their proceeds to Camp Kesem. All prices are suggested donations.
After the initial shock of essentially crashing someone’s breakfast, we noticed the impressive spread of coffee paraphernalia taking over the suite; one wall was decorated with a giant “Espresso” banner and at least 15 empty coffee bags. Traditional coffee shop it is not, but the boys still know how to decorate.
Remembering our mission, we asked to see a menu (included in the gallery below; now you, too, can live like a Bwogger!). Though the urge to ask for salted nutella on everything was strong, we ended up ordering a Chai and a Latte. The Two G’s operate out of a mid-sized EC kitchen with a meticulously-kept espresso machine; the shining monstrosity takes up the entirety of a counter like a shrine to the great and terrible power of caffeine. We took a seat next to cereal-girl and waited for our drinks.
More frothy milk action after the jump!