Blue Java Blues
Written by Bwog Staff
Thanks to an email from a Bwog tipster, it seems that recent shenanigans at John Jay’s Blue Java Express are coming to an ignominious end. It appears that the wool has been pulled over one too many Columbian’s eyes, as this tipster put an end to recent Blue Java trickery…
I thought those caffeine-charged, cost-conscious Columbians like myself might want to know: Housing and Dining has been overcharging students for several weeks now on coffee purchased at the John Jay Blue Java Express.
I recently noticed that their large-size cups were actually medium-size, but I still was being debited the large-size price. Despite adamant denials from Blue Java employees that my smaller cups were anything other than full-sized, 20-ounce tankards of coffee, I took my case to H&D administrators.
Yesterday I finally received notice that my suspicions were correct: I have been paying more for less. Fortunately, H&D has pledged to fix the problem, and I did indeed see 20-oz. cups for sale — as advertised — at the John Jay Blue Java Express this morning.
– Jon Hill
See the tipster’s swashbuckling and heroic save of large coffee cups after the jump!
To sir or madam –
I have noticed that the paper coffee cups sold at the John Jay residence hall Blue Java Express do not match the size of cups sold elsewhere on campus.
At locations like Ferris Booth and the Butler Library Blue Java, the biggest cups available hold 20 ounces and are sold under the “large” label. If I order the same size cup — a “large” — at the Blue Java Express, however, I receive a smaller cup holding only 16 ounces. This seems strange to me, since this type of cup is normally sold at other campus cafés as the “medium” size.
Because I have noticed this size discrepancy occurring repeatedly, and because I have been assured by Blue Java Express staff that the 16 ounce cup is indeed the largest available at that location, I wish to know whether cup sizes do vary between locations.
If so, why does Housing and Dining not keep a standard sizing policy for all its campus venues? If this size discrepancy is an oversight, how soon might Housing and Dining be able to stock the appropriate cups at the John Jay Blue Java?
Thank you for your time and attention,
– Jonathan Hill
Bwog begs to ask, how could the Butler weary ever survive without their 20 ouncer instead of a mere 16 ounce cup of joe?