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This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at Alabama chapter.

Coffee is a finals week staple, especially in college. From staying up all night reviewing last minute notes, to taking grueling exams during the day, finals week can be a draining time of the year. Whether you are experiencing your first college finals or your last, here are five coffee orders to help you get through the week!

Iced Vanilla Latte with Almond Milk

My personal go-to order is an iced vanilla latte with almond milk. It’s basic, but this latte has the perfect balance of sweet vanilla and creamy almond milk to complement the bitter taste of coffee. I know I can always rely on this iced coffee order to give me a little extra energy when I’m running low!

Vanilla Sweet Cream Cold Brew

If you love your coffee on the sweeter side but still want that coffee flavor to come through, try Starbuck’s Vanilla Sweet Cream Cold Brew! This order tastes as good as it looks with the sweet cream on top slowly blending into the coffee, creating a perfect Instagram ready drink. If you try this drink, post an Instagram story and be sure to tag us @HerCampusBama!

Black Coffee with a Shot of Espresso

For the students who like a bolder caffeine fix, try adding an espresso shot to your cup of coffee. Espresso shots are like little shots of coffee that add an extra dose of caffeine to your coffee, which is perfect for those days when a normal cup just isn’t enough. Espresso shots are also great because you can add as many shots of espresso as needed!

Café Mocha

If you love chocolate as much as I do, you should try a café mocha! Café mochas are a mix of chocolate and coffee, which is especially great for when you’re craving something sweet. Get one iced or hot, either way you can’t go wrong.


A cappuccino is a classic coffee drink topped with steamy and foamy milk! The fluffy milk on top and warm coffee underneath makes for a comforting drink, which is perfect for the days that feel more stressful than others.

Hi, I'm Claire! I'm currently a senior at Alabama, majoring in business and minoring in sales. I'm so excited to be a writer for Her Campus at Alabama this semester! Some things I love include going to Target, my three dogs, and driving to Birmingham on the weekends with my friends!
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