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The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2

Kent Wired

The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2

Kent Wired

The Human Bean, a new drive-thru coffee chain located at 1713 East Main St., will open in early September.

Oregon coffee-chain ‘The Human Bean’ to open

Emma Andrus, Editor-in-Chief September 1, 2022

The city of Kent will welcome a new member to its coffee scene family in early September. The Human Bean is a drive-thru coffee franchise that originated in Southern Oregon in 1988 and...

Starbucks on East Main Street Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017.

Barista jobs offer college students long-term skills, free coffee

Emily Mays Reporter May 10, 2021

As students seek out jobs for the summer or even coming semesters, baristas are continuing to grow in demand and coffee shops in the Kent area often employ college students. Coffee is the second largest...

Students study on the fourth floor of the University Library on Friday, April 7, 2017. FILE.

Best of Kent: Study Spaces

Best of Kent 2020Winner: University LibraryFor the eighth year in a row, University Library is a favorite for studying. It hosts a variety of resources for students, including computer labs, study spaces...

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Local coffee shop owners speak on benefits of fair trade

If you are a coffee drinker, you probably have heard about fair trade. From local coffee shops to international corporations, more and more suppliers are providing fair trade coffee.Fair trade is an independent...

Spilling the beans on coffee’s health risks and benefits

Besides textbooks and smartphones, one of the most common things to see in a college student’s hand is a cup of coffee. This doesn’t come as a huge surprise, considering that 92 percent of students...

Gift Guide: Bent Tree Coffee

Amanda Levin Assigning editor December 4, 2019

Bent Tree finished in third place in downtown Kent’s holiday decorating competition to celebrate the holiday season. The coffee shop hung up reefs and painted its windows with reindeers and poinsettias.Bent...

Gift Guide: Tree City Coffee

Maria McGinnis Assigning editor December 3, 2019

Tree City was founded in 2011 and voted best coffee shop for five years in a row by The Kent Stater, Tree City Coffee and Pastry is a real hit in the Kent community. Tree City announced its annual gift...

Japanese coffee hour provides insight on Japanese life, culture

Sydney Ford International reporter November 5, 2019

Students learned about Japanese culture and language through presentations and practicing language during the weekly coffee hour hosted by the Japanese Language Club on Tuesday, Nov. 5, in Satterfield...

Shelbie Goulding

REFLECTION: Acts of caffeinated kindness

Shelbie Goulding February 20, 2019

Every morning before class, I need a good cup of joe to make it through my long, hectic day of classes. The other day, I got into town early enough to get a quality cup of coffee from a shop rather than...

Coffee — necessary addiction or expensive commodity?

Angela Radesic October 20, 2017

Many people love the aroma of rich and savory coffee brewing to fill their home in the morning.So why do students buy their coffee so frequently? Other than the occasional horrible late wake-up call that...

Senior Marrisa Shepard and sophomore Antonio DeJesus prepare coffee at Scribbles Coffee on Saturday, April 15, 2017.

Kent is home to many local coffee shops

Holli Phillips August 3, 2017

To get through stressful days of studying, junior architectural studies major Brad Reuschling — like many college students — needs coffee.Caffeine in coffee helps retain information for over 24 hours...

Local coffee shops brew seasonal drinks

Nathaniel Harvey November 9, 2016

Two local Kent coffee shops, Scribbles Coffee Company and Tree City Coffee and Pastry, see an increase in sales come fall and seasonal drinks.“Fall is the busiest time of year for us. We really focus...

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