Make It a Double

What gives me a smile? What is it that makes me excited to jump out of bed in the morning? What is it that makes me take a deep breath and embrace the sunshine when I walk out of the residence hall for the first time of the day?


Coffee. Ah, that magical elixir that creates bliss in the belly that bubbles to the rest of the body and seems to diffuse into the rest of nature. The brewing sends a sweet-smelling savor to the nostrils and initiates salivation. Coffee. Coffeeeeeeee...

I love coffee. I simply don't understand people that don't appreciate coffee. My fellow blogger, Justin, has the misfortune of disliking it. Don't read his blogs.

What in the world would I do without coffee? Die. Well, I probably wouldn't die, but I would definitely be a sorrowful, lethargic wretch with bags under my eyes. Thankfully, I don't need to spend extra gas money to leave the campus when it's that special time for a fresh cup. There's a very special place right here. A place I love dropping by to pick up a double shot white chocolate mocha on special occasions.

The Palms Grille.

It's PCC's own on-campus restaurant. Of course, you can get more than just coffee there. You can get all kinds of food (including pizza), but coffee is the one thing to which I'm especially attached. When you and your roommates or friends are swamped with studying or projects, you can always order a pizza from the Palms that will be delivered right to your room. It's also a great place to spend with that special someone. I tookย my special someone there many times, and now we're getting married in July (Disclaimer: Please do not believe that the Palms Grille spontaneously generates life-time romantic relationships, though it is a place where relationships can develop). It's a great place to hang out with friends, to study, and to dine. Just in case I haven't mentioned, they also have some great coffee.


I highly recommend a double shot white chocolate mocha.

15 Responses

  1. Boone Harding

    Hey Chris,
    Thanks for the blog.
    I’m not quite sure that I’m quite as much of a coffee activist as yourself, but a good coffee can make any bad day better for sure!
    Best of luck to you and ‘your special someone’. I’ll have to swing by the Grille a little more often and see if I can find ‘that someone’ for myself sometime, as well as a double shot white chocolate mocha of course >__<
    -= Boone =-

  2. Darian Blankemeier

    I love coffee too! My suite will have coffee parties, which is always fun. I’ll have to try your recommendation the next time I’m at the Palms. (: Congratulations to you and your special someone! That’s so exciting. Maybe I’ll find mine there. (; Have a great semester!

  3. Charity

    As a fellow coffee addict, I can appreciate this blog posting. Coffee definitely provides a college student with a way to survive all the homework and especially those mornings where it feels impossible to get out of bed. It gives inspiration when struggling with writer’s block on that paper due the following day and it gives motivation to get up in the morning. Ahh. And, ironically, I tried a double shot white chocolate mocha just a few days ago.
    Thanks for the post!

    • Great. Someone who knows how to appreciate a good cup of coffee and also understands how amazing a double shot white chocolate mocha is.:)

  4. Abe Haven

    I side with my favorite blogger, Justin. Coffee is over-rated. Herbal tea is better for you, and the sheer variety of tea provides a myriad of sensuous experiences.
    The Palms is still a great place on campus though, but I’m rarely in there. Probably because I don’t drink coffee. Hmmm, maybe that’s why I’m still single!! ๐Ÿ˜€ LOL!

    • Well spoke. Tea for the win.

  5. Leticia de Lima

    I love the Palm’s Grille because it has a delicious variety of foods and drinks. I also love it because it has become a very special place for me and my “special someone” too! Before we were dating, we would go on dates there every Friday and stay until it closed. Now we are seniors, life is a little more busy, but we still manage to go there when we can. Haha. Great place ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Chrystianna Day

    I must agree. Coffee is something I cannot do without–for me, I’m pretty sure I am addicted because of the caffeine. I’m addicted to the drug in the drink–not necessarily the drink itself. ๐Ÿ™‚ My cup of joe from Palms: 16 oz Vienna with a shot of espresso–hold the cream and sugar. Ahh…

  7. Rebekah B

    Love it! I don’t drink coffee for that burst of energy, but for sheer love of the blessed brew. The taste, the smell, the feeling as it flows down my throat. Ok, obviously I’m not as good with words as you are, Chris! This post made me smile out loud! ๐Ÿ˜€ And, to you tea people, I love tea as well, but only because it’s like really watery coffee! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • That was definitely well said, Rebekah. I suppose neither of us can completely give an accurate description of the coffee experience. The experience speaks for itself. If I had to describe coffee in just two words, they would be “indescribably good”.

  8. Julie Hunter

    I must say that I am a college students who dose not drink coffee. It smells great, but it tastes bitter!!! I am one that has all different kinds of tea- tea from Iraq, china, and other countires!!!! Black tea is good for you and helps to prevent cancer!!! Long live the tea lovers!!! One if by land, two if by tea as Rush Limbaugh says!!!

    • Abe Haven

      You like tea, Julie? OK, we can be friends now. LOL! :o)

    • Lindsey

      You probably wouldn’t think coffee was bitter if you put as much sugar in yours as I do in mine……;)

  9. Grace Hunter

    Not much of a coffee drinker myself, but I think I understand your caffeine addiction. My ‘coffee’ falls under the category of Mtn Dew!

  10. Terrance Terrance

    Yall need ta get some esspresso
    now thats coffee!

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