The Evolvement of Gatorade: What You Didn’t Know About UF’s Hit Creation

The wildly popular beverage that got started at none other than the University of Florida, Gatorade has been in the public eye for more than 50 years. It pushed through the industry after Dr. Ade decided to create a drink that hydrates at a supreme level. Looking to attribute the drink to the school that …

Wyatt’s Coffee: Why Better Beans Matter

Wyatt’s Coffee has changed the local coffee scene. Instead of offering sugary, high-priced, frothed, mixed and blended options, they only offer black coffee. The assistant manager of Wyatt’s Coffee Colton Langsam said, “A lot of people don’t like it because it’s bitter. But after you drink it a few times you can get used to …

A Checklist For Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day in Midtown

Chances are you are already wearing green in preparation of St. Patrick’s Day this Friday. If you do not consider yourself a celebrator of this ironically American-obsessed holiday, then you are free to stop reading. As for the rest (and the majority) of Gainesville, we have prepared for you an exhaustive checklist of how to …

Valentine’s Day: Homemade Romantic Mocktails

Not all drinks have to be alcoholic on Valentine’s Day, right? This special day is often spent with an important someone, which means you’ll probably want to remember it the next morning. The perfect way to guarantee a memorable V-day, yet keep the romantic holiday flair, is to mix up delicious mocktails at home for …

Where to Celebrate National Hot Chocolate Day in Gainesville

In a month as seemingly uneventful as January, it’s hard to swallow the end of the holiday season. That’s where National Hot Chocolate day comes in, because why not celebrate America’s favorite winter beverage? When cold winter hits on January 31st, make a date to celebrate at one of these cozy cocoa cafe’s. Volta Coffee, …

Brewing Methods to Try in Gainesville: Hot, Cold Brew and Nitro

Coffee is more than a morning beverage; for many, it’s a way of life. Especially in Gainesville, where students and professionals alike literally buzz to class and work, fueled by this caffeinated liquid. Nowadays, there are so many brewing methods available to coffee lovers, yet many don’t understand the difference between them. What the heck …

A Matcha Made in Heaven: Gainesville’s Newest Drink Craze

From its Ancient Japanese origins to its modern revival, matcha has revolutionized tea.  The special green tea species Camellia sinensis is shade grown to ensure increased production of theanine and caffeine which is the reason matcha gives you a “calm energy”. The entire leaf is then finely ground into a powder and dissolved to form …

What’s the Deal with Gainesville’s Obsession for Infused Water?

If you’ve yet to observe a hipster health nut grasping a chic bottle of water full of fancy fruits and herbs, you probably haven’t spent much time in Gainesville. Though at first glance it’s easy to question why someone would “waste” good fruit, you have to admit this colorful water that is taking over the city …

Creamy and Dreamy: A Gainesville Guide to the Best Milkshakes

There is only one thing better than a bowl of ice cream, and that is pretty darn hard to beat. The milkshake. Throw away that spoon and grab a straw because milkshakes are God’s greatest gift from Heaven. I have a love-hate relationship with whoever decided to put ice cream in a blender. It satisfies …

‘Tis The Season: 3 Fall-Inspired Coffee Drinks to Try in Gainesville

The season of Pumpkin Spice Latte’s is upon us. Even though it only gets cooler by 5 degrees, Floridians love rejoicing in Fall. Grub is here to keep you from being basic with 3 fall favorites that are sure to satisfy your daily cup of joe requirement. Instead of getting your usual iced coffee with …