Pawprint: Spring Menu Review!


Pawprint’s first Cupping event in the hub was a success! To launch their spring flavors, the Pawprint team decided to give the community a chance to sample each drink if they wanted. For $2, you could try 3 drinks, and for $5 you could try all 6. With a variety of drinks from fruity, caffeine-free lemonades to espresso drinks, cold brew coffees, and teas, there’s somethng on the spring menu for everyone. I opted to pay the $5 for all six drinks, and if you didn’t get the chance to, here’s my review after trying all of them:

Cold Brew w/ Vanilla Cold Foam—8/10

This drink was a strong start to the tasting (literally—stronger coffee than I’ve had from Pawprint before). If you like sugar with your coffee instead of coffee with your sugar, this drink’s for you! The Vanilla Sweet Cream Cold Brew from Starbucks has been one of my go-to’s for years, and I have been loving cold foam on all my coffee lately, so this was perfect for me. It had a perfect amount of sweetness and coffee flavor.

Frozen Strawberry Lemonade—10/10

This summer-y slush is perfect for warmer days coming up, and I see it being popular for an after-school pick-me-up! Strawberry lemonade is always a favorite flavor combo for me, and it was a cool and refreshing way to brighten my day without any caffeine. It was both sweet and tart, but not overpowering.

Almond Joy Latte—8/10

I love a good iced mocha, and this drink added an extra level of flavor that I loved. It had a hint of coconut, but it was subtle enough that even friends of mine who don’t like coconut enjoyed this drink. On the sweeter side, the Almond Joy latte tastes exactly like the candy it’s named after!

Blackberry Cheesecake Latte—6.5/10

This latte is different from any other coffee I’ve had before! The combination of sweet blackberry and cheesecake flavor in a coffee was worth trying, and if you enjoy an extra-sweet kick, this is your new spring drink!

Strawberry Lemonade Refresher—10/10

If you’re not craving a chilly, frozen treat but still want that same strawberry lemonade flavor as the Frozen Strawberry Lemonade, this is the perfect light spring drink! Reminiscent of my favorite Starbucks refresher but lacking the caffeine, this refresher is the best mood-booster!

Peach Iced Tea—9/10

Simple and sweet, this fruity, sweet tea is great for those who don’t love coffee but still want a fun, caffeinated drink to start (or end) the school day. I can see myself getting this tea after school to revive me before starting work or  homework. Not fancy, but delicious!

Before the school year is over in a month, be sure to check out these fun new menu items and support Pawprint!