UNC Bucket List is a weekly feature highlighting the 100 things students should attempt before they graduate. Check out the full bucket list and all previous Bucket List posts here.
Bucket List Item Number 29: Drink an extra-large coffee at the Daily Grind
Although I’m already a senior, I’ve only visited the Daily Grind Espresso Cafe once—and never ordered an extra-large coffee there. I come from a family where stops at Starbucks are very much part of our daily routine but I never really caught on to coffee. If I do need to satisfy my caffeine fix, the closest thing I’ll go for is green tea with honey.
But on my way back from class yesterday I figured I’d try something different. Starbucks and Caribou Coffee on Franklin St. were a bit of a hike from my class at Greenlaw Hall, so I figured why not try the coffee at the Daily Grind across the Pit? As a senior, I figured it would be a good one to cross off my own bucket list.
At the Daily Grind, an extra-large cup of regular coffee—which costs $2.10 plus tax—is comparable in size to a venti cup at Starbucks. I tried the caffeinated house blend of walnut and cocoa; although their decaf blend—which contained hints of apple and roasted nuts—looked intriguing, I wanted a good boost of energy from my cup o’ Joe.