On Sept. 25, 2023, a famed Starbucks truck named Teresa made its debut next to Sprague Library. Many Montclair State University students and faculty have been waiting for her arrival, which was expected sooner.
This new addition provides another option for people to get coffee or a quick bite to eat. Expect that the arrival of the truck will bring more foot traffic to Sprague Library and the surrounding area. According to the Montclair State’s website, Teresa is one of two Starbucks trucks on the East Coast.
The Starbucks staff worked tirelessly through the downpour to set her up for her debut.
The hours of the truck are Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., according to the Instagram account @montclair_eatsbygds . Their menu includes espresso beverages, such as a caffè latte, handcrafted teas such as a matcha tea latte, brewed hot coffee, cold brews, and breakfast treats.
Rosario Ascencio, a senior psychology major with a minor in child advocacy and policy, has been waiting for Starbucks to arrive on the Montclair State campus for their entire academic career up to this point. They were very excited for the arrival of the truck.
“I’ve been waiting for four years,” Ascencio said. “I didn’t have to walk thirty minutes down to uptown Montclair to get Starbucks.”
Kristopher Rodriguez, a sophomore sociology major with a minor in child advocacy and policy, emphasizes the benefit of having the truck on campus.
“I love it. It actually does look really good, beautiful establishment,” Rodriguez said.”And I really hope this does well.“
Danielle Hernandez, a senior psychology major with a minor in visual arts, says that people will be ecstatic that there is finally a Starbucks on campus.
“It’s an interesting addition to campus, I’d say for being here for four years, everybody’s always [asked] ‘Oh, is there a Starbucks on campus?’ So I think that many people will be happy,” Hernandez said.