Coffee is an essential part of the college experience. Whether you’re a coffee addict, like myself, or you only drink a cup to get through that long night study session, you’re experiencing it. Because my sleep schedule is all over the place, I rely on coffee to keep me going through out the day. In Gainesville, all the students at the University of Florida are lucky enough to have so many different options when it comes to getting their daily caffeine fix. In every part of Gainesville, there’s a good chance you will be able to find a local coffee shop in a 3-mile radius. Going to a local coffeehouse is a completely different experience then going to a Starbucks or Dunkin Donuts. Every shop has a different piece of Gainesville life associated with it. Coffeehouses are great places to check out aspiring artists and musicians, hang out with your friend and cram for test. it’s hard to be a University of Florida student and connect with the culture around you, but local coffee shops make it easy.