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SA Elections: Winter 2018

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Coffee is the must-have of for every college student during finals week. It’s true that a crappy cup will get the job done, but occasionally it is worth springing for the good stuff. I sampled four coffees to find out if they were worth their price. Three of these coffees were sent to me by Current Coffee, a locally based coffee company in Schenectady, NY, the fourth I purchased from Dodger Coffee Company, a small craft coffee brand, started by youtuber, Brooke Thorne. The sample pack –three packs of 2 oz– from Current Coffee costs $7.95 and the 12 oz. bag from Dodger costs $16.

The Dodger coffee had a full-bodied rich flavor. It was very low in acidity, with no aftertaste. The peanut notes mentioned on the bag were pronounced, but I had a difficult time tasting the cocoa and caramel flavor it claimed to have. It seemed too strong to have with breakfast every morning, but Dodger would do the trick for finals week.

Electric, Current Coffee’s light roast, was aromatic and sweet. The coffee was light and inoffensive in flavor, almost chocolaty. It was slightly acidic but not bitter. It was my favorite of the Current Coffee pack. After the tasting I found that it look milk and sugar well. It was delicious but it was not strong. It made me want to snuggle up and read and book but I don’t think it could get me through a ten page paper.

City was medium roast. It was bitter and nutty. It’s cocoa and nut undertones were an intense trip for my taste buds. It was full-bodied and dynamic cup of coffee. I felt invigorated and motivated to get to work.

The final coffee from Current Coffee was Street Light. While City had cocoa undertones, Street Light tasted strongly of dark chocolate. It was smokey and rich, a great after dinner coffee. This is a coffee that could keep you up all night if you’re not careful.

For finals I would suggest Dodger. It is pungent and strong. For casual drinking I prefer Electric, a soft, smooth roast.


Katie Gibson is the lifestyle editor for the Albany Student Press. She is also a DJ for WCDB.

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