I have tried to go to Bennu many times, but I am always turned around due to the lack of parking. This past weekend I found a spot right in front, and I was thrilled to finally be able to experience this coffee shop. Bennu is open 24-hours which already makes me feel giddy. Finals are of course torture, and with many all-nighters in my near future I was happy when I walked in to see huge tables and a ton of space. This coffee shop is more north near the University of Texas, so I wasn’t surprised when it was packed. I found an empty table near the window because I desperately needed the plug for my dead laptop.
I’m going to cut to the chase and say Bennu is my new all-nighter spot. I felt completely comfortable there and the atmosphere is exactly what you need for complete concentration and a relaxing environment. I planned on staying for a while, so I set up shop and ordered myself a banana nut latte. This was a first for me! I have never been offered this flavor before so I eager to try it.
Delicious banana nut latte in the front and a maple brown sugar latte in the back.
Seriously one of the best lattes that I have ever had. It was so good that I want to go back and try all of the flavors. Their list of flavors is so long and there are so many to choose from. Remember I was stoked to try the fruity latte at Epoch? Well Bennu has so many fruity flavors as well. This is my new spot for long nights and tasty coffee.
The wifi in Bennu worked amazingly.Since the place was so packed, I figured I was going to have some trouble, but I didn’t at all. Everyone in there was so nice. The barista was a bit backed up by orders, but constantly kept me reassured that she was working as fast as she could and wanted me to know she hadn’t forgot about me. I really loved the atmosphere, and since I’ve said Dominican Joe is my go-to place, I now have to say the two are neck-in-neck.
Go to Bennu!
I found this blogging experience extremely fun. I have always wanted to start a blog of my own, and this was the perfect introduction into It. The most effective tool that I used was linking. Since I wrote about coffee shops, it was helpful to have an easy way to send the readers directly to the coffee shops website. The tool that was least effective is the slideshow. For some reason I just don’t find the slideshow very appealing. I don’t really like the look of it, and I most likely will not be using it in the future.
Since this is my first time blogging, there are definitely a few things that I can improve on. One thing that I really want to work on is describing the actual taste of the coffee better. I would like my readers to have a really good understanding of the coffee, so that they will want to go to the shops and try what I suggest. Another thing I want to work on is taking more and better quality photos. When I look at coffee shops online, I always want more pictures because that’s how I ultimately choose if it’s worth it or not.
Photo Credit Nini (Click the picture to check out her blog!)
This experience was 100% beneficial for me. I am a public relations major and blogging will for sure be in my future. I already blog for my internship at Breakthrough Concepts, and this experience has helped me realize that you have to blog about something you love. I really enjoy coffee, so I look forward to posting. Social media is a huge aspect of public relations now and I love being up-to-date and in the know about all things online. I want to create a strong online presence. I am about to embark on a journey though many countries, and I am trying to get sponsored. I am trying to get my blog about traveling shared on major sites, so this practice is helping me towards that goal. So professionally, this blog helped me develop skills that could possibly help my future.
Overall, this was a great learning experience and I really enjoyed it. Thanks for a great last semester at Texas State University, and be on the lookout because I’ll always have a latte talk about!
Dominican Joe’s Coffee Shop is insanely popular, and I wanted to find out why. I followed Travis White through his normal morning at the coffee shop and asked him a few questions about why he loves it so much.
Check it out below!