As someone who has a daily alarm that rings promptly at 3AM I am always in search of some good coffee.

Knowing that, several people messaged me when they saw signs from Five Lakes Coffee that read 'Coming Soon!' and told me I had to try it. And now, it's finally open!

Just yesterday, Five Lakes Coffee made the announcement on their Facebook page that their Kalamazoo location had opened for business:

Today, I went to try Five Lakes Coffee for myself.

Located at 2026 W. Main Street in Kalamazoo, you can tell that this is a brand new building. Everything was incredibly clean and just had a 'fresh' feeling. Being one of the first customers in the door, it was almost like the staff was waiting just for me as a welcoming committee. They were friendly, prompt and made conversation as I waited for my extra large caramel mocha latte. It was delicious, by the way (and no, this is not a paid advertisement).

TSM/ Chelsea Rose

Their sizes range from small (12oz) to X-large (24oz). Clearly, I was feeling extra tired today because I ordered the extra large which was pretty much the size of my face.

TSM/ Chelsea Rose

And I needed every drop.

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If you're not in the mood for coffee, Five Lakes Coffee also offers teas, smoothies and baked goods. As well, they have dairy free options for all of their coffees. You can see their full menu here.

Their hours are:

  • Monday - Friday, 6am-8pm
  • Saturday and Sunday 7am-8pm

For all updates you can either check Five Lakes Coffee's website, their Facebook page (which covers all locations), or follow them on Instagram. And congrats to Five Lakes Coffee on their new opening!

While coffee is good for fueling me through my day, it's definitely no good for sleep. You may be saying, "Duh," but I know several people who can drink a cup of coffee and be asleep in 20 minutes. Not me. If you are chronically deprived of sleep, like me, here are 15 natural ways to improve your sleep:

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