Peet’s Coffee, located in the Trabant Student Center, is closed to make way for the opening of Stomping Grounds Coffee — a new coffee spot associated with Little Goat Roasting Co. They opened Monday, Feb. 15, when the spring semester began.
The idea for the new coffee place installment came about this past month. Stefanie Gilreath, Marketing Manager of the university’s Dining Services explained that dining services are analyzed for their success. Therefore, the idea of installing a new coffee shop featuring local coffee from the Newark area was likely to bring about more students.
The name “Stomping Grounds” comes from an Instagram poll that followers voted for on the Little Goat Coffee social media account.
Vice President of Operations Amanda Steiner described the union with Little Goat Coffee as a way to expand their local partnerships.
“A key to our overall partnership with the University of Delaware is to align our strategic goals,” Steiner said. “Part of Aramark’s strategic vision is to build our local community beyond just our client partners. [There’s] no better way to align our strategic goals than to start expanding our local partnerships.”
While Stomping Grounds will feature coffee from the Little Goat Roasting Co., not everything sold will be from Little Goat, hence why the new coffee spot is not actually called “Little Goat.” In addition to coffee, there will also be grab-and-go items like bagels, muffins and other pastries.
The opening of Stomping Grounds is promising to students looking to purchase locally-made coffee.