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Atomic Coffee employee Ashley Smith prepares drinks for orders on Saturday, March 5, 2022.

West Coast style drive-thru coffee bar enters Rock Island

Delaney Farwell March 12, 2022

People across the Quad Cities have been known to ditch their coffee for brightly-colored energy drinks, and Augustana students may fall prey to the craze as a new Atomic Coffee Bar opens its doors in Rock...

College and caffeine:  An unhealthy relationship with work

College and caffeine: An unhealthy relationship with work

Giselle Barajas October 17, 2021

Your schedule’s jam packed, you’re running late to class and you’re so exhausted but won’t be back in your bed for another 12 hours. You’re too tired to walk down the Olin stairs, so you decide...

Dead Poet’s Espresso, a local coffeehouse located at 1525 3rd Ave in downtown Moline, IL, serves up fresh brews, warm breakfasts and lunches daily. Open 6:30 am to 4 pm Monday through Saturday, Dead Poet’s Espresso is a popular and tasty choice for a local Fall date with your significant other.

Top five first date locations in the QC area

Abigail Johnson November 7, 2019

Fall has clearly begun and with it cuffing season. If you are unfamiliar with this term, cuffing season is a pop culture term for the period between fall and winter when people start seriously looking...

Seasonal Drinks at the Brew.

Seasonal drinks highlighted at Augie

October 20, 2016

With the beginning of every season comes distinct weather conditions. We heed  these forecasts in order to make dress, transportation, and, of course, beverage decisions. While nightlife lends itself...

 Barista Amanda Olson prepares an order. Olson works at Theo’s Java Club, which served as the coffee shop in Augustana’s library for 11 years.
Photo by Sarah Ritter.

Café au QC: A college student’s guide to coffee in the Quad Cities

February 4, 2015

On the dreary days of winter that make us question why we ever moved to the Midwest in the first place, finding an escape from the cold is a top priority. Since there are no tauntauns running around our...

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