Daily Progress, Jacksonville, TX

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May 6, 2013

BUSINESS: Clash of the Coffees

‘Frozen Joe’ and ‘Flip Switch’ work their way into reporter’s heart

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JACKSONVILLE —

 

PHOENIXSQUARE

 

The signature drink, "FlipSwitch." contains 12 ounces of coffee and one shot of espresso and costs $3.51 with tax. It is specifically designed for people who need to stay awake.

The drink has a rich, robust taste accompanied by a Kung-Fu caffeine kick.

The mark of a truly superior caffeinated drink is how quickly one scouts out the nearest restroom after imbibing. And "FlipSwitch" had this reporter scanning for the Men's fairly quickly.

This steaming cup of "WOW!" was handed over to this reporter by Deon Williams, who was accompanied by his adorable, 3-year-old son Kaleb.

Another sign of an excellent beverage of this nature is the instant good mood and an enjoyment of conversation it provides.

And good conversation is almost always available with the friendly patrons of PhoenixSquare — which highlights the fact that this is a much-different venue than drive-thru Jacksonville Joe's.

Are you a creative type? Then FlipSwitch is a great drink to partake of at this Starbuck's-esque hangout. Our suggestion: Bring a laptop. Purchase a "FlipSwitch." Then sip coffee for a few hours and get some creative work accomplished.

There are tables and benches at PhoenixSquare, there is wi-fi, and in addition to the hot espresso and delicious coffee drinks there are also daily food specials with an average price range of about $10.

PhoenixSquare is open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday — with store officials reserving the right to stay later during the last three days of the week,  depending on the crowd and the music.

CAFFEINE RATING: FOUR OUT OF FOUR STARS. EXTREME CAFFEINE COMBINED WITH AWESOME "HANG OUT" AMBIANCE.

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