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Late-night Caffeine and Activism: Campaign for Justice at the Olympics – at Espwesso NOW!

A message from Joe Ringoen ’14:


Have a stressful week of midterms? Wish you could make a difference without dedicating more than 2 minutes of your time? If so, stop by the basement of Albritton on Monday night for some quick coffee and activism!

WesAmnesty, your trusted student group for human rights, has drafted letters to two prominent Olympic committee members, and we need your support to make them effective! Take a stand for LGBT justice by learning about the cause and signing the letters, and get a 25¢ discount to Espwesso in the process!

Shout-out to Espwesso for their generous support!

Date: 10/14/13
Time: 9:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Place: Allbritton Basement, outside Espwesso
Cost: WE pay YOU (in Espwesso discounts)

Espwesso Open Normal Hours This Week


Jake Eichengreen ’13 reminds those of you who will be nocturnal this week:

As always, drip coffee at Espwesso is free when you bring your own cup (although donations to cover the cost of beans are always encouraged and accepted). We’re open our usual hours this week for finals – Sunday to Thursday, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. – so come on down to the basement of Allbritton to caffeinate yourself for studying!
In other exciting news, we’re now offering coffee and espresso roasted by New Harvest Coffee in Pawtucket, RI. We will be featuring a range of drip coffees from them this week, from all around the globe. This new partnership has opened a lot of opportunities for the cafe and coffee at Wesleyan – look forward to all sorts of awesome things from us next year.

Espwesso Open Sunday thru Tuesday


Hannah Cressy ’13 sez Espwesso will only be open Sunday, Monday and Tuesday this week instead of the usual Sunday to Thursday bit. As a reminder, Espwesso is located in the basement of Allbritton and is open from 9:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. and is now serving coffee from Pawtucket’s own New Harvest Coffee Roasters. Go Paw Sox!

Espwesso is Hiring!


That’s right, your favorite place to pretend to study is hiring! The eminent Yazmine Jasmine Masand ’15 sends word that the cafe will be taking on barback who will be trained to work as a barista the following semester. Click through the break to see the job description and application questions.

Espwesleying: Free Drinks at Espwesso


Good news, coffee snobs fans! Espwesso’s benevolent dictator Jake Eichengreen ’13 tells us that in one last hurrah before break, Espwesso will be running a special promotion this week. Sunday to Wednesday this week between the hours of  9:00 and 10:30 p.m., members of one class will receive any item on the menu for free, starting Sunday night with Freshman and progressing up to seniors Wednesday night.

So, the schedule will be as follows:

  • Sunday: Freshman
  • Monday: Sophomores
  • Tuesday: Juniors
  • Wednesday: Seniors

Remember, kids, this is only between the hours of 9:00 and 10:30. If you don’t frequent Espwesso, you’re missing out on seriously delicious coffee in a seriously cozy spot. Take advantage of this opportunity to get to know the cafe, which is located on the bottom floor of Allbritton.

Espwesso Opening Monday, Hiring Staff

Looks like we left the most important dining option of all out of our dining hours update. Forgive us. Jake Eichengreen ’13 saves the day with a picture of Chuck Norris:

Espwesso’s gonna be firing up the ol’ coffee grinder for the semester starting this coming Monday, 9pm-1am. Barring any unforseen gasmergencies we’ll be open our usual operating days/hours (Sun-Thurs, 9pm-1am) until Spring Break! Also, follow the cafe on Facebook for upcoming events, new coffees, and other cool things and stuff.

Also, to all you younger folks out there (2015 and 2016 folks) we’ll be conducting hiring sometime later this semester! Stay tuned.

Opening Date: Monday, January 28
Time: 9:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.
Place: Espwesso


“I am incredibly excited to meet the person that I have become tomorrow because I assume that person will be happy, not stressed, and friendly to be around.”

Here we are: judgment day. In just a few hours, this will all be over. You will hand in nine or ten or twelve months’ worth of work, you will imbibe alcohol or whatever on the steps of Olin, you will head to the ice rink to rock out to Matisyahu (wait—what?), and you will slowly begin the process of reintegrating  yourself into society.  It’s sort of like emerging from prison. Right, Cara? Cara?

Once again, I pushed my way through the nooks and crannies Olin (as well as ST Lab), anxious to feel what it’s like to be a cracked out thesis-writer with the clock ticking in the last few days before the deadline. What I found, in a few writers, was a strong sense of being totally incapable of coherent human communication with anyone who isn’t writing a thesis. I interviewed a few homeless (read: carrel-less) writers as well this time—and discovered in ST Lab a vibrant late-night community of overcaffeinated, undernourished crazies challenging today’s deadline. Turns out there are a lot of caffeinated beverages you can accumulate when you’re working right by Pi.

Additional thanks is due A-Batte, Syed, pyrotechnics, and BZOD for this feature—not to mention every cagey senior thesis-writer who put up with our harassment. Thanks, guys. You really shouldn’t be reading this right now. Happy Thesis Day!

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Desperate Caffeine Addict Seeks Fix

Some anonymous disgruntled Espwesso-chiller has been sending this to our tipbox over and over this week. Ze’s getting pretty desperate, and at this point we may as well seek some answers:

The coffee vending machine previously located outside of espwesso has been MOVED! Please post something so people can tell me where it has been moved to. It was my lifeline the first two weeks of school!

Any leads? I have none, but I’m reminded of this.

Wesleyan Student Run Cafe Needs You!


From Alex Bernson ’11:

The Wesleyan Student Cafe is going be opening be open for your late night study-fuel needs starting in late September. Here’s how you can help:

  1. Help us come up with aname! There will be a poll once school starts, so help us brainstorm options now. Some ideas we’ve come up with: “The Red Bird”, “Red Eye Cafe”, “Cardinal’s Habit” and “Cardinal’s Cup”.
  2. Work for us! If you are work-study, apply at: http://www.wesleyan.edu/finaid/employment/ay_jobs/WSA/12105.html
  3. Volunteer on the cafe committee. You’ll get to help with advertising, community events and creating a community space . Email Alex Bernson ’11 (abernson(at)wesleyan(dot)com) if you’re interested.

Send Questions or comments to Alex Bernson ’11 abernson(at)wesleyan(dot)com or the WSA wsa(at)wesleyan(dot)com.

Caffeinated Snickers?

If you’re the type who enjoys going to ThinkGeek and loading up on caffeinated candy, you might be interested to know that Snickers has come out with a limited edition candy bar with caffeine, taurine and B-vitamins. It’s called Snickers Charged, and it has 60mg of caffeine–About as much as a cup of coffee.

Candy Blog’s write-up is sort of amazing:

And then it comes along, the caffeine kick. And when I say kick, I mean in the mouth. It’s a bitter aftertaste that sits high and in the back of the mouth. It just kind of lingers there, like maybe it’s not something you ate but something you smelled (sometimes strong skunk will do that to me). And it stays with you, probably as long as the caffeine is in your system. I clocked my aftertaste for eating one half of a bar at 90 minutes.

Dear Weshop: Pretty please?