Over the Christmas break, a new Starbucks kiosk was installed in Bethany’s Honsey Hall. The self-service machine offers an assortment of beverages sure to please students, employees, and visitors alike. This is a new venture for Starbucks—a paid kiosk on a college campus—and Bethany is the proving ground. While the new attraction was originally set to be open for business shortly after students arrived for second semester, a delay with installation of the card readers prevented that from happening.
There was anxious anticipation as the kiosk sat ready to use for a few weeks, until the notice came out that it was finally set to open on January 30. Trish Nelson of Pioneer College Caterers was on hand to assist those getting their caffeine fix and answer patron questions. She stayed busy assisting customers with free beverages as an official kickoff for the kiosk. Regular prices for drinks are slightly less than what you’d pay at a traditional Starbucks, and only credit cards are accepted—no gift cards and you won’t be able to use the Starbucks app.
If you happen to stop by for a beverage, hours of operation are 7 a.m.–5 p.m. for the machine that offers Latte, Cappuccino, Americano, Mocha, Hot Cocoa, Steamed Milk, or Double Espresso. A separate machine will be available for early morning and later evening use offering three different roasts of Starbucks Coffee, Chai Latte, Hot Chocolate, and hot water for packets of Tazo Teas.