Coffee zombies of the world unite under an international blanket of caffeine addiction. Today’s Groupon celebrates the kick in your cup with $20 worth of premium coffees at Barefoot Coffee Roasters—the 2007 and 2008 Best of Silicon Valley winner for best coffeehouse—for $10. Getting your daily fix no longer needs to be limited to such utilitarian motives when you can make the absolute most of every ounce of rich gold and taste its origins from the comfort of a welcomingly cozy environment.The world's coffee millionaires, who refer to themselves as "coffeelionaires" or "The Pepsi Energy Cola Presents The Coffeelionaires Presented by Pepsi," are a secretive bunch, distinguishable by their lack of facial hair and enjoyment of college football; if you see one, look away, for their terrifying countenance will make you left-handed for days at a time. Enjoy your coffee, but know that you are adding to the coffers of men who sleep on beds of money and hire others to come down with illnesses in their stead.
More than 30 flavors of icy treats chill behind the counter at Real Ice Cream, which has been tending to sweet teeth for more than three decades. Using scoops rather than the tiny jackhammers favored by many modern ice-cream parlors, Real Ice Cream staffers mine the freezer for both traditional tastes—such as vanilla, rocky road, and mint chocolate chip—and exotic, Indian-inspired flavors, including saffron-accented pistachio, coconut pineapple, and cashew 'n' raisins. Along with conventional cones, Real Ice Cream's icy scoops also can anchor other decadent desserts found on the menu, such as milk shakes, sundaes, and banana splits.
Impress houseguests and nosy neighbors with the dominion you hold over baked goods by presenting these edible marvels on your serving plate. With an abundance of flavors for your taste buds, dessert fans can celebrate any occasion with a pet bundt by their side. Throw a party in honor of chocolate with chocolate-chocolate-chip and white-white-chocolate bundts, or kick-start a fruit-filled New Year's diet with January's flavor-of-the-month, lemon raspberry. Anniversaries are easily remembered with lovely cakey lumps topped with icing ribbons and silk flowers. Those with a steady confectionary companion can supplement hugs and kisses with sweet-natured red-velvet cakes on Valentine's Day. Cakes come in various sizes ranging from 8-inch cakes to tiered masterpieces ($18.50–$65.00), as well as single serving bundtlets that are more precious than the gold pans they're baked in ($3.99 each). Since they’re made only from pure ingredients and a love for the sweeter things in life, it’s easy to love your bundt for its radiant smile, can-do attitude, and perfect attendance this semester.