index: Good coffee, good company
The students and staff at the University of Winnipeg have a lot to be grateful for: the campus is located in the heart of downtown, the classes are small, and the community is super inclusive.
But one of the best things on campus is index, the small but mighty coffee, book and print shop owned and operated by the University of Winnipeg Students’ Association (UWSA). You’ll find it on the first floor of Lockhart Hall.
We can all recall the tedious but necessary act of balancing classes and studying with part-time (or full-time) jobs, extracurricular events and socializing. Oh, and more studying. For many people, the only way to make it out of the trenches is by essentially mainlining coffee.
Thanks to index, students get to sip on the good stuff.
index proudly brews Dogwood Coffee, a small, quality-focused specialty coffee roaster based in Winnipeg and Minneapolis. They also offer a variety of other drinks like teas, mochas, hot chocolate, cold brew and more. In fact, many students come just for their killer lattes and the London Fog.
And because you can’t have a coffee without a snack (well, you could, but who would want to?), index also offers a variety of tasty treats including fresh deliveries of doughnuts from Oh Doughnuts from Monday to Thursday during the fall and winter semesters.
Another cool thing about the University of Winnipeg is its commitment to environmental sustainability, and the team at index and the UWSA certainly have the same values. In addition to using local suppliers, all of the beverages are served in compostable cups to help reduce the amount of garbage sent to the landfill.
At the end of the day, index is a welcoming place where students, staff and community members can come to enjoy a great cup of coffee and a snack, and pick up a book. Fun fact: in addition to textbooks, index also carries a diverse selection of novels, non-fiction, poetry, and plays, because there should always be time to read for pleasure, too!
To show their love for local, index is offering We Heart Winnipeg card members 15% off batch brew OR $5 off 12 oz bags of Dogwood Coffee Beans (limit one per customer) *offers cannot be combined.
If you don’t have your card yet, get it here. If you do, head on down to index and say hello. They’d love to meet you.