Coffee shops give you easy access to caffeine, ambient noise and warm lighting which are all the tools you need for studying success.
- Research shows that coffee shop ambiance increases creativity, alertness, and ability to learn.
- A study from the University of Illinois found that individuals came up with more creative product ideas when exposed to ambient sound at around 70 decibels – the average volume of a bustling coffee shop.
- Research shows that a semi-distracting background helps you think more broadly and outside-the-box.
- Studies have shown that 200 milligrams of caffeine allows the brain to identify words and phrases more quickly. Caffeine can also improve problem-solving skills and memory.
This article sparked an idea to write a blog post on a few cute coffee shops in the West Lafayette- Lafayette area. You know, aside from the typical Starbucks location.
Located in Downtown Lafayette, Star City is a cute place to get away and study. It’s small but cozy with some amazing bakery items to choose from.
It is located on Northwestern Ave in West Lafayette. Not only is it a great study spot, but they offer such amazing food. Their fig and pear pizza is delicious.
This one is my personal favorite. It is located right on Northwestern & State in West Lafayette making it an ideal location for Purdue students. They have gelato, crepes, macaroons, and tons of coffee and tea options. Not to mention, Greyhouse has the most inviting atmosphere.
If you need to hit the books, try one of these unique coffee shops instead of choosing your typical library spot. You might just find that you’re even more productive than normal; plus it’s an excuse to treat yourself to your favorite latte.
Have an amazing weekend!