The temperature in Stony Brook, N.Y. is 27 degrees while students and professors commute to their evening classes on a chilly Wednesday afternoon.
“I get coffee, it’s a mini heater for my hands,” said kelly Kosciuk, a junior and health science major at Stony Brook University. Kosciuk finds it hard to breathe in the bone-chilling weather.
Elizabeth Morgan, a sophomore and political science major at Stony Brook University, was drinking a warm chai latte as she worked on some homework. “It’s nice to drink something hot when you’re cold,” said Morgan.
Tara George, a freshman and health science major at Stony Brook University said her favorite drink during the winter is a cinnamon dolce latte from Starbucks.
“I like drinking tea and coffee to keep my hand warm while the other is in my pocket,” said Anthony LoCascio, a sophomore and business major at Stony Brook University. LoCascio was concerned on keeping both hands warm during his commute to classes.
At the Seawolves MarketPlace inside the Students Activity Center, a customer pays for his cup of coffee. The MarketPlace is a popular place for students and faculty to buy different flavored teas. Flavors such as, green, peppermint and chai. The Marketplace also offers iced and hot coffee. During the fall semester they offer pumpkin flavored coffee.