Best Access to Technology: Starbucks

Huzaifa Patel, Reporter

1734 Sherman Ave., 847-492-0490,

Conveniently located on Sherman Avenue just minutes from the Northwestern campus, the Evanston Starbucks is known not only for its world-famous coffee, but also its user friendly technology. The cafe offers updated Google Wi-Fi access that is 10 times faster than the previous AT&T service, making it a prime work spot and study area for Northwestern students and Evanston residents alike. There are also numerous charging stations located around the store, making it easy for customers to plug in laptops and mobile devices.

Starbucks allows for mobile payment through the Starbucks app, which gives customers the option of paying with their Starbucks Card while accumulating Stars in the My Starbucks Rewards program. Another mobile app offered by Evanston Starbucks is Square Wallet, which lets customers pay with their credit or debit card.

— Huzaifa Patel