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Former Java City location annexed by U.K. invader Grumpy Mule

Formerly housing Java City, the library breezeway is the U.K. coffee franchise's first U.S. location, which brewed up its first cup of joe at Sac State on Friday, Aug. 26.
[Photo by Diana Rykun]

Claire Morgan

September 8, 2016

Sacramento State students returning to campus for first day of the new fall semester were shocked to see that the Java City in the Library Quad has been replaced by a different coffee brand unfamiliar to Americans who have never crossed the pond. Founded in 2006, Grumpy Mule, a United Kingdom-based coffee chai...

Students weigh in on their favorite place to catch a caffeine buzz

Sacramento State students stop in at the River Front Starbucks on Feb. 10

Maria Lesso

February 18, 2016

If you were to direct a new student to the best coffee joint on campus for the morning rush or afternoon pick-me-up, would it be Starbucks or Java City? Starbucks’ website claims the Seattle-based coffeehouse chain has the “best coffee makers and cold brew coffee,” while the Sacramento-base...

Sac State needs more Starbucks

Baked goods and pastries available at your CSUS Starbucks on Nov 5th 2015. Starbucks Morning buns and Chocolate Croissants are delicious.

Cambrie Sevaaetasi

November 10, 2015

Fall is upon us, and with the cool weather comes the long lines for warm beverages as well. Out of all of the coffee shops on campus, Starbucks is by far the most popular. The only Starbucks on campus is located in Riverfront Hall, and has a perpetual line that entices many students to skip out on...

Starbucks brick and mortar location delayed, but program will offer the famous coffee anyway.

Imran Majid

August 30, 2013

Sacramento State University Enterprises Inc. will soon be offering an additional option for coffee beginning Sept. 3 with the opening of a Starbucks “We Proudly Brew” program in the American River Courtyard suites.While the program is not an official Starbucks store, it will supplement until the fo...

Starbucks competes for Sac State exclusivity contract

Fabian Garcia

April 30, 2013

Sacramento State is about to experience a downpour of coffee pretty soon. University Enterprises, Inc. confirmed a Starbucks is coming to Sac State in the fall of 2013 operating in the recently-closed Copy Graphics Center.   UEI Executive Director Jim Reinhart said Starbucks will officially open for th...

Sacramento State has many breakfast options for students

Anna Puccinelli

March 6, 2013

A hearty breakfast is the best incentive to get me out of my warm bed when I have a date with school in those painfully early hours. When I have time, I enjoy waking up to a hot cup of coffee and a yogurt, but I am guilty of occasionally going out on a school night, resulting in a rough morning befor...

Eating at Sac State with a student budget

Ronnie De La Cruz

September 19, 2012

Buying food on campus can put a serious dent in your wad. Although the food is tasty, eating out at the various restaurants on campus on a regular basis will add up quick. If the smell of all the delicious food wafting in the air as you pass through the Student Union and River Front areas is irresistible, th...

Future of Java City relies on upcoming contract negotiations

People line up to buy their morning coffee from a Java City stand in the University Union. 

Jessika Robertson

March 14, 2012

Java City, Sacramento State’s alumnus-founded coffee shop, holds a contract expiring this summer, which serves an array of mixed feelings from students. The California-based coffee shop was brought to Sac State in 1998 and has grown to five different locations around campus. Originally, Java City was...