Three local coffee shops brew better

Claire McMahon, Journalism 1 reporter

Dunkin Donuts, Starbucks, and Tim Hortons — the mainstream coffee brands. And while yes, these places do serve very good coffee; I however don’t think it can compare to some other small coffee shops I have been to. Almost every single small coffee shop I have been to has had better coffee than some mainstream places; and I’m here to tell you about it.
One of the best small coffee shops I’ve been to is called Headrush Roasters Coffee & Tea. This place has coffee quite different than what I’ve tried before. The coffee is very rich in texture and tastes good every time. They’ve got a multitude of different flavors of tea and coffee to get and you’re never disappointed.
Another one I would like to mention is The Friendly Bean. This, like Headrush, has very rich coffee as well. They’ve got lots of different flavors including holiday ones that are usually there all year round. There always very nice and I’ve never had a bad experience.
And finally, I would like to mention a place that isn’t necessarily a coffee shop but does sell coffee. That place would be GoCha Tea & Beverages. Everyone is always so nice and welcoming, and they have a variety of things. They have regular coffee, as well as bubble teas, bubble coffees, smoothies, and a variety of different desserts. This is one of my favorite coffee places to date.
After all that has been said, I would like to say that in no way do I think mainstream coffee places are bad I just personally have had better experiences in these three places. Whatever floats your boat for coffee you should get, but if you’re looking to try something new, I would check out one of these three locations.