Best coffee: Brew HaHa! Espresso Cafe and Newsstand
Caffeine needs met with diverse choices in relaxing atmosphere and convenient location
Published: Monday, May 15, 2006
Updated: Sunday, July 19, 2009 05:07
Coffee - that addictive morning necessity. Coffee is an integral part of a college student's life, and Main Street offers an abundance of choices.
But when it comes down to it, no cup of Joe compares to that of Brew HaHa!'s.
With its cozy atmosphere, sunny deck and helpful baristi, the coffee shop shines as the best Newark has to offer.
A quick coffee buzz is easily attainable from the multitude of cappuccinos, cafe au laits, mochas, chai teas and iced skinny vanilla lattes served daily.
Sophomore Ashley Snodgrass has been working at the coffee shop for a little more than two years. She says the variety is what distinguishes Brew HaHa! from its competition.
"We have five coffees offered everyday: house, decaf, a varietal, flavor and dark roast," Snodgrass says.
The coffee shop also offers a wide assortment of specialty drinks and the capability to tailor a drink to the customer's needs.
"We have all sorts of flavors and sugar-free syrups and we can make whatever drink the customer orders," she says.
Other coffee shops don't chalk up to Brew HaHa!'s selection and quality, Snodgrass says.
"We use Ghiradelli chocolate," she says. "It's delicious!"
Brew HaHa!'s specialty drinks range from a coffee version of Snickers to the "Grasshopper," a dark chocolate and mint concoction.
The draw to Brew HaHa! does not end with the quality of its coffee.
"We make everything in the store - all of the muffins and scones and cookies," Snodgrass says.
The shop also offers many healthy options for those who are not willing to splurge on their daily caloric intake by slurping down an extra tall mocha with whipped cream.
Snodgrass says she has a number of regular customers - a testament to the quality and dependence of the shop.
The variety of coffees and flexibility to make a personalized drink make Brew HaHa! the best of Newark, but in reality, the coffee just tastes better.
"It's bangin'," Snodgrass says.