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    UCSD students have the privilege of enjoying Starbucks’ freshly-brewed coffee between classes, while studying on campus late at night or whenever they want. At Earl’s Place, located in Earl Warren College, students have easy access to coffee from 9:30 a.m. to 1 a.m. on weekdays and from 3 p.m. to 1 a.m. on weekends.

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    The coffee corner in Earl’s Place serves many coffee drinks such as lattes, cappuccinos, mochas, mocha biancas, milky ways and the popular caramel macchiato. Every coffee drink that is served hot can also be served cold upon request. For many students, the best part is that all drinks can be purchased with meal points, and prices range from 85 cents for a small regular coffee to $4.25 for a large mocha bianca. Most students appreciate that Earl’s Place serves fresh coffee for meal points.

    “”Other places that use meal points mainly serve regular coffee or the bottled frappucinos,”” Thurgood Marshall College sophomore Lauren Russel said. “”I like to drink espressos.””

    Earl’s Place serves coffee in three sizes and offers customers a variety of syrup shot choices that range from vanilla and raspberry to cherry and coconut. The most commonly ordered coffee drink is the caramel macchiato, Earl’s workers say, but during finals some students appreciate the “”Hammerhead,”” which is a shot of espresso filled to the top with regular coffee.

    “”I remember coming into Earl’s during midterms and finals,”” Warren junior Sandy Isaacson said. “”You can always count on Earl’s to be open. I just really enjoy the coffee.””

    The staff members at Earl’s Place recommend the mocha bianca, a white chocolate mocha, to sweet coffee lovers and regular coffee with a shot of mint or hazelnut for other coffee addicts.

    “”I love that [the coffee at Earl’s] wakes me up,”” Warren junior Danielle Beck-Ellsworth said. “”It’s accessible and the people are friendly. The dining halls only have the pump coffee and Earl’s uses syrups instead of a powder mix. And it’s cheaper than coffee shops off-campus.””

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