I used to hate coffee.
In fact, in order to drink it during my first internship, I had to cut it with a pack of hot cocoa (I know, adulting on a whole other level).
As I've gotten older, coffee plays a much larger part in my life.
It's not that I'm a coffee snob (my "refined" palate stops at cold brew), I just love using it to meet new people.
If you ask me, grabbing coffee is a perfect, low pressure way to meet up and connect with others. From dating to networking, it takes the pressure off and makes things a little more approachable.
Plus, if things go south, it doesn't take long to finish a cappuccino.
If you haven't already, consider setting up a coffee meeting fund for your or you college grad.
I guarantee you won't regret the money you spend while learning from others.