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Taylor University, Upland, IN
Friday, June 14, 2024
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The WeCov continues to be a mainstay order at the Jumping Bean

Peanut butter, vanilla chai blend is popular

The Jumping Bean has a variety of drinks, but one of the most popular and most talked about of these is the WeCov. 

The drink is a blended peanut butter chai with vanilla syrup, which many students consider their drink of choice. 

The mix between the two flavors gives the WeCov a distinct taste that many drinks don’t have. It offers a taste that is both sweet and savory at the same time. 

It was originally named the “We Covenant,” which comes from Taylor’s Life Together Covenant, though it has since been shortened to make things easier. explains The Life Together Covenant as something that identifies the expectations for living in a community as we seek to fulfill our mission.

The name of the drink is a nod to that covenant that every Taylor student is required to sign as an agreement to live in a community together.

It has become a staple of the Jumping Bean’s menu ever since it was added. Many students, such as sophomore Kali Siemers, enjoy the WeCov on a normal basis.

“Well, I love peanut butter to start with, so I'm a little biased, but I think it’s a good mix between a sweet and savory type of drink,” Siemers said. “And it’s cold which is very refreshing when it’s hot outside.”

There is something about the blend of flavors that has students lining up at the Jumping Bean to experience it. 

For those who aren’t large coffee drinkers but still want to enjoy a sweet drink, the WeCov might be the drink for them. Instead of having a rich coffee taste, it is a cool and refreshing breath of sweetness. 

Sophomore Elijah Ladd had never tasted the WeCov before and was genuinely satisfied after tasting it for the first time.

“That’s kinda nice, it’s got a good sweetness without the peanut butter being overwhelming,” Ladd said.

Depending on which barista creates your WeCov at the Bean, some of them will have more peanut butter than others, but for the most part, it is an even blend of peanut butter and vanilla chai.

Obviously, the main ingredient is peanut butter but with the smooth blend of vanilla chai, the WeCov feels more like a milkshake.

“It tastes like a spoonful of peanut butter, so if you don’t like peanut butter, don’t get it, but I liked it,” freshman Michelle Workman said.

The WeCov is not a drink for everyone, however, it is enjoyed by many students. It has a smoothie-like consistency and is a cold drink, so it is most enjoyable when the weather is warmer.

The drink has plenty of fans that come back for more, time and time again, and is one of the most popular drinks that the Jumping Bean offers. 

“You can’t go wrong with peanut butter,” said junior Martin Didier.

So next time you are unsure of what to get, give the WeCov a chance, you’ll never know unless you give it a shot.

Either way, it is a drink that students and faculty have continuously ordered throughout the years, and because of that, it will not be leaving the menu at The Jumping Bean anytime soon. 

Just as the LTC is an integral part of being a Taylor student, the WeCov continues to be an integral part of the Jumping Beans menu.