A coffee better than Starbucks?

By Kiersten

A coffee better than Starbucks? No way! Actually yes way. There are more coffee choices that are better than Starbucks out there, but the one that tops my list is Ruta Maya’s. Ruta Maya is very good and organic. Ruta Maya gets its coffee from Chiapas, Mexico. They plant the coffee beans using ancient growing techniques. The coffee gets transported from one place to another, and it does not go through all the machines. 

Ruta Maya offers many different activities besides just drinking coffee. You can take yoga class, read your poems you wrote out loud to the crowd, and also go salsa dancing at night. 

If want to check Ruta Maya’s, it is located in Austin, Texas.

Frappuccino Hour

Cool. Icy. Refreshing. Creamy. Smooth. Frosty. These are just a few ways to describe Starbucks’ Famous Frappuccino. Some people describe it as a coffee milk shake, or a cold, rich delight with a hint of coffee. And now, Starbucks has a special Happy Hour! Between Three and Five p.m. every day, you can get half priced Frappuccinos. Students all over Garner are very excited for this new Happy Hour. Here’s what they have to say about it:

Julia Ortiz (8) says, “I am very excited for Happy Hour because I get more Frappuccinos. I like Frappuccinos because they’re good and they give me an energy boost.”

Vanessa Pineda (8), exclaims, “I love Frappuccinos! They’re so good, they make your taste buds want more! They’re delicious! I love Starbucks!”

But, Frappuccinos are not all Starbucks has to offer – they have a huge menu. Starbucks offers regular coffee in addition to their specialty coffees; they have iced coffee, tea, seasonal drinks, smoothies, hot chocolate, and espressos. Plus, they have food and desserts like sandwiches, yogurt, muffins, salad, various breads and cakes, oat meal, cookies, and scones.

As you can see, the new Happy Hour at Starbucks will be a big hit! Everybody is looking forward to it! I know I can’t wait to taste those delicious, creamy, cold, coffee milkshakes at half the price! Hope to see you there!

Starbucks Coffee

Julia Ortiz (8) enjoying her favorite drink from Starbucks.

A fresh Frappuccino from Starbucks.