Running errands this morning, I stumbled upon a new coffee shop on Thayer Street! While Blue State Coffee very stealthily opened last week, I suspect that Brown students will soon flock to this liberal, eco-friendly coffeeshop. The comfy chairs and big tables provide the perfect environment for chatting with a friend while the free Wi-Fi is sure to entice students. With Democratic ideals in mind, Blue State Coffee donates 10% of their sales to Democratic causes – and each cup of coffee buys you a vote for allocating those funds (Check out the causes they support on the website). Environmentalists will appreciate their 100% compost-able cups and their organic, Fair Trade coffee. To top it all off, their coffee is the best I’ve had in Providence (since Ocean Coffee closed…and sorry, Coffee Exchange) and they stock biscotti and other pastries from Seven Stars Bakery. How convenient for them that Starbucks is currently closed for renovations…

I have a feeling I’ll be spending lots of time here over the next semester.

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