Watson's Mug

Students in front of Watson's Mug

Located in the lobby of lecture hall 105, Watson's Mug exclusively serves organic fair trade Planet Bean coffee and teas. Roasted locally and served fresh, you will notice the difference.

Daily offerings include:

  • Fresh-baked treats, including cookies, loafs and croissants
  • Hot Paninis and breakfast sandwiches
  • Organic nut and trail mixes
  • Ice-cold drinks and juices
  • Fresh-cut fruit and yogurt parfaits
  • Check Twitter and Facebook for specials of the day and week

See the Mug's hours of operation.

Why choose fair trade coffee?

Coffee bean illustration

Fair trade ensures that third-world farmers get a fair wage for the crops they grow and sell. Without fair trade, coffee farmers typically make less than 10 percent of the price we pay; this share isn’t enough to cover the costs of production and feed a family.

  • Watson’s Mug serves coffee from Planet Bean, a local company that is committed to organic, certified free trade coffee.

Why look for sustainable food practices?

Agricultural practices have consequences for people's lives, including food-borne illnesses, groundwater pollution and the long-term availability of certain foods. An integrated system of food production helps to keep our environment and food supply healthy in the long run.

  • We purchase 100% compostable and chlorine-free napkins.
  • We buy wooden stir sticks instead of plastic.
  • We purchase compostable and biodegradable disposables.
  • We use bulk condiments to reduce packaging waste.
  • We offer Fair Trade certified organic coffee.
  • We don’t sell bottled water.

Why support social entrepreneurs?

Social entrepreneurs recognize a social problem and integrate the goal of social change into their business model. Regular businesses measure profits and returns, but a social entrepreneur also measures positive returns to society.

  • A portion of the proceeds from the Mug go to charity.
  • The Mug serves fair trade coffee from Planet Bean, an excellent example of social entrepreneurship: They are cooperatively driven and measure their success on things such as the reduction of their ecological footprint, the health of the planet and the advancement of organic production.
  • St. Paul’s is also an example of social entrepreneurship: We’re a not-for-profit organization with businesses that support our charitable activities.