Here’s the tea on Yerba Mates at Urban

Students Becky Phillips '21 and Robyn Wadsworth '21 drink Yerba Mates in the Student Center.

Clementine Daniel, Managing Editor

November 29, 2019

A Yerba Mate craze has spread across Urban following Flik’s decision to sell them this fall. The bottled or canned refreshing drink is made from the naturally caffeinated leaves of a species of holly that is native to the South American Atlantic rainforest. The Guayaki company explains that the sharing of...

SF businesses draw the short straw with new ban

SF businesses draw the short straw with new ban

Clementine Daniel, Staff Writer

October 25, 2018

Iced coffee. Boba tea. Smoothies. Every time someone purchases one of these refreshing drinks, they are also purchasing a straw. Set to come into effect in July 2019, San Francisco’s newly passed plastic straw ban will make the usage of plastic straws in all stores and restaurants illeg...

Third Wave Coffee

Third Wave Coffee

Olivia Meehan, Assistant Editor of Design and Head Photographer

June 8, 2016

  In recent years, coffee has transformed from a daily routine to a culinary experience. According to the blog Craft Beverage Jobs, an online platform that connects people in craft beverages, the history of coffee can be classified in three distinct waves. The first wave of coffee started in the 1...

Rooms With a View

Rendering by Pfau Long Architecture

Zachary Ngin, Staff Writer

March 17, 2016

Urban’s North Campus, the so-called “Blueprint for the Future,” is opening next year. The 63,000-square-foot building will include seven classrooms, two student commons, a college counseling center, a “tournament-sized gymnasium,” and more. Wow. Given the blinding rate of change at 1563 Page ...

Independent coffee roasters excite San Francisco

Coffee art from Andytown Coffee Roasters.

Mara Pleasure, Staff Writer

February 10, 2015

Four dollar lattes and ten minute waits for drip coffee may seem like a waste, but before you write off these independent roasters, listen to why they got involved in in coffee in the first place. Small coffee shops have been popping up all over the Bay Area in the past few years. But what makes these...

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