To celebrate its first year of operation, The Meantime Coffee Co. served a birthday cake latte on Tuesday, Sept. 12. Purchasing one, or any of the drinks they sell, puts money toward scholarship funds and study abroad experiences.
Molly Ewing, a second year graduate student, was at The Meantime the day it opened. She said the shop has expanded their selections since their opening, but still has the same vibe despite its growing popularity.
“The people who work here are students and have engaged themselves, talking about what is going on in the world and school," Ewing said. "You won’t see that if you go to any coffee shop.”
Lauren Eaves, senior and co-founder of The Meantime, said Ewing’s perception is exactly the goal of the shop. Eaves sees giving back to the students as one of many social justice aspirations she and her fellow founders, Keegan McBride and Scott Diekema, hope to accomplish.
“I hope that we can begin to expand on our social impact,” Eaves said. “The name of the shop really emphasizes the fact that in college we fret about what our next step is, but instead we should be giving back while we’re here.”