Bean Counter Closes, “We’ve Counted All The Beans”

FULTON HALL — Boston College’s favorite on-campus coffee joint, the Bean Counter, closed Thursday after the final bean was counted. Manager Tara Macchiato reported that the final count came out to 14,574 total beans, which many agree is a sizable amount.

“We’ve officially counted all the beans,” said Macchiato. “It took a lot of really dedicated people, and a whole lot of beans. But in the end, it was all worth it.”

The Bean Counter, “a small oasis serving hot and cold beverages and a limited selection of pre-made sandwiches as well as chips and other snacks,” served hordes of caffeine-seeking Carroll School of Management students from 11 am to 2 pm and then 4 pm to 8:30 pm every weekday.

“It wasn’t all fun and games behind the Counter,” said former employee Ben Canter (CSOM ‘19). “Some days, I didn’t think I could count another bean. My fingers have smelled like coffee for over a year now. But the moment we tallied that least bean and closed the doors forever, everyone was shouting and celebrating so loud that I couldn’t even hear myself crying.”

The Bean Counter’s business-themed selection of beverages and grab-and-go snacks will be missed by every member of the Boston College community. University Counseling Services will be hosting a support group Monday nights at 4:30 am in Gasson 001 for those mourning the loss of favorites such as the WSJ Classic (grilled chicken with peppers and pesto)  and The Balance Sheet (garden salad with tuna).

“I’m happy they finally counted all the beans, of course,” said frequent customer Lilliana Dvorak (MCAS ‘20). “But it just sucks that I have to start going all the way to Cafe 129 on Brighton to get a decent brew.”


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