Heard on the Hill

Cups is back in session!

We can all return to our regularly scheduled programming

Cups & Company reopens in the Russell Senate Office Building on Friday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

Our long caffeine-less nightmare has ended: Cups is finally open again.

After several weeks of staffers being without their favorite cup of joe in the Russell Senate Office Building basement, Cups & Company overflowed Friday morning with coffee and prepped food refugees from around the Capitol. 

Swirling around the beloved coffee shop were looks of amazement and surprise at the modern renovations within the newly expanded area.

“Whoa!” said one staffer.

“I like it!” shouted another.

“It’s got more space!” enthused a gentleman donning a scarf, who was likely excited to have more space for all his scarves.

The chill in the morning air was enough for some to pull out the plaid button-downs and fuzzy black sweaters for a more seasonal, casual Friday, perhaps even a Barbour jacket.

One young lady walked in wearing a vest — did she order the Pumpkin Chai? We’ll never know.

Senator Ted Cruz also expressed some buzz over the grand reopening on Instagram.

Sen. Ted Cruz shares joy over his java on Instagram
Sen. Ted Cruz shares joy over his java on Instagram

Heard on the Hill has yet to hear back about what was in the foil.

Get breaking news alerts and more from Roll Call on your iPhone.