Baker College’s Auburn Hills campus welcomes Coffee Beanery

Baker College’s Auburn Hills campus has announced the grand opening of a Coffee Beanery store in the Student Center, 1500 University Drive. It will serve students on both sides of the counter.

“The addition of a Coffee Beanery opens new opportunities for Baker College students in academic programs who will benefit from the experience in the day-to-day running of a small business,” said Peter W. Karsten, Ph.D., CPA, Baker College of Auburn Hills president. “We welcome this great Michigan-based company to the Auburn Hills campus.”

The store is open to the public as well as Baker College students 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Mondays-Thursdays, and 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Fridays, when classes are in session. It offers specialty coffees and teas, and panini selections similar to offerings at its other nearly 100 locations throughout the U.S. and international locations in China, Qatar, Kuwait and Cyprus.

Karsten said that students can apply what they learn in class to real-work situations at the store. Projects will include classroom subjects such as human resources, marketing, accounting, and website design and maintenance.

Laurie Shaw, Coffee Beanery chief operating officer, said, “It is exciting to be opening our second Baker College campus store. Coffee and hard-working students go hand in hand, so our arrival on campus is a natural fit. We look forward to providing delicious drinks and food to Baker College students in such a vibrant and inspiring environment.”

Baker College’s Flint campus welcomed a Coffee Beanery in 2016.

The college has long been known for helping businesses succeed while helping students learn. When Coffee Beanery was exploring entering another international market, it had turned to students in an international business course for a marketing strategy.

For more information about the Coffee Beanery at the Auburn Hills campus, visit the business’ Facebook page,, or contact Nicole Chirco in the admissions office at or 248.340.0600.

The largest private college in Michigan, Baker College is a not-for-profit higher education institution accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Founded in 1911, Baker College grants doctoral, master’s, bachelor’s and associate degrees, as well as certificates in diverse academic fields including business, health science, engineering, information technology, education and human service. Baker College has on-ground campuses throughout Michigan and offers online programs that can be completed 100 percent online without ever visiting a campus. In 2016, the Online Learning Consortium recognized Baker College Online with the OLC Quality Scorecard Exemplary Endorsement, the highest ranking for online higher education programs. For information, visit or follow Baker College on Twitter, @bakercollege, or on Facebook,

About Coffee Beanery
Coffee Beanery opened its first stores in the United States in 1976, before the American public knew the term “specialty coffee.” In the 40 years that have followed, Coffee Beanery continues to build its brand and franchise organization on the principles of time-tested and honored traditions and values. Exceptional coffee, a warm relaxing environment and a corporate culture that embraces its franchisees with every opportunity to succeed exemplify these values. Today, Coffee Beanery has nearly 100 locations throughout the world with international locations in China, Qatar, Kuwait and Cyprus. It is recognized as an industry leader for its unique family business approach, corporate culture and commitment to quality. Visit for more information.