Sometimes dining hall coffee just doesn’t do it for me, even though it is extremely convenient to access and it is free. I am also in a crunch for time and thus don’t go to Starbucks to get coffee in the morning often. However, Starbucks recently updated their app and program to include pre-ordering. At first I thought “Oh dear, here is American society and its fast go-go-go pace again.” And yet, I found myself intrigued. I do want good coffee in the mornings, but don’t want to get up an extra 20 minutes earlier to wait in line for my coffee. So I tried it out. And I loved it. You just open the app and go to the “order” screen. You can order almost everything, and it tells you when it will be ready to pick up (for me it has range from 3-15 minutes depending on the time of day). You can finish getting ready in the morning and waste no time paying or waiting. You pay on the app, and all that is left is to run into Starbucks, cut the line (very satisfying), grab my chai Latte and pop on over to class. Also, you get more rewards stars and perks if you use their online ordering platform. Can’t say no to that!