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Photo from: Ashley Smith

Happy Hour (4-6) Zipfizz’s left one is pink lemonade and the right one is fruit punch and mango.

Local Coffee Stands in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho

March 2, 2015

There are plenty of coffee stands located in our small town of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, and many of them have multiple locations around town. Some of the coffee stands that are in town are: Dutch Bros Coffee, Higher Ground Espresso, Lean Bean Coffee, Human Bean, Renee’s, Jitterz, Great Escape, Daybreak, Kootenai Coffee, Roosters Coffee Co., Vault Coffee, Java on Sherman, Calypsos Coffee Co. LLC, Road House Coffee Co., Alley Cat Coffee Co., Longboard Coffee, and Starbucks. Some of my favorite coffee stands are Lean Bean, Dutch Bros, Starbucks, Higher Ground, Jitterz, and Daybreak. I’ve been trying to go around to multiple coffee stands to see what everyone else likes and to see if there are any differences between the stands.

Mint Java Chip Frappuccino and a coffee cake for breakfast.
Photo from: Ashley Smith
Mint Java Chip Frappuccino and a coffee cake for breakfast.

Each stand I go to I get a different drink from each place, but my two favorite drinks to get from any place are a blended chocolate peanut butter drink or a mango Italian cream soda. My favorite drink to get from Lean Bean is a fruit punch mango Zipfizz with pop rocks in it, from Dutch Bros I like to get their Fruity Pebbles Dutch Frost milkshake. It has vanilla, raspberry, strawberry, and orange in it. From Starbucks, I used to get their salted caramel Frappuccino, but since they no longer have the crystal salt to put on top, I get a mint java chip Frappuccino. From Higher Ground, I like to get an American Flag and if I don’t get that, which is a blended drink with coconut, chocolate, and some other delicious ingredients, then I get a 24 oz mango Italian cream soda. From Jitterz, I normally get either of my two favorite drinks, or one of their specials. Finally from Daybreak, I get one of their Snowdrift Favorites with a shot of coffee or their peanut butter chocolate drink.

It is inhumane, in my opinion, to force people who have a genuine medical need for coffee to wait in line behind people who apparently view it as some kind of recreational activity.”

— Dave Barry

Now, for those of you that don’t want to spend too much when you go and get a coffee or energy drink, then you might want to read about the best places to find specials. First of all, most coffee stands have daily specials that are cheaper than their regular drinks. Another way, since most teenagers use social media, is by finding them on either Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram and following them for daily specials. Some coffee stands even offer a texting deal. Some places offer a drink for free on your birthday, but since this is an easy way for a free coffee than most places want proof that it’s your birthday. Dutch Bros always has specials and most of them help out in the community or are just for a cheap coffee or energy drink. I regularly go to coffee stands, but I am more likely to go if there is a great deal where I can save money, or get a free drink for a friend. Another option to save some money is by making your drinks at home, if you have that extra time in the morning to wait at a coffee stand, why not just make it yourself? I have been searching for ways to make different drinks online and have been able to make energy drinks and blended coffees. If you’d rather have someone who is a little more trained than you and has an assortment of flavors nearby, then you should choose a coffee stand.

Homemade chocolate chocolate chip blended coffee with whipped cream.
Photo from: Ashley Smith
Homemade chocolate chocolate chip blended coffee with whipped cream.

“It is inhumane, in my opinion, to force people who have a genuine medical need for coffee to wait in line behind people who apparently view it as some kind of recreational activity.” ― Dave Barry With this quote I’d like to say, take your coffee choices seriously and be wise with your decisions. I’d like to hear from you guys as well so comment below what your favorite coffee to get is and from where you get it. Thanks for reading T-Wolves!

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