Coffee is one of the most popular things to hatch from a bean, aside from fairy-tale beanstalks and Grover Cleveland. Enjoy brewed-bean bliss with today’s Groupon: for $5, you get $10 worth of coffee and cafe fare at Axum Coffee in Winter Garden.
Axum Coffee's philanthropic owners donate 100% of the profits from their flavorful drinks and toothsome fare to local and national charities. Friendly baristas employ four brewing methods to squeeze the magical essence from each organic fair-trade bean, including the shareable french press ($4 for 32 oz.), the pour-over method, and drip. Espresso classics such as steamed, foamy cappuccinos ($2.50+) rub elbows with specialties including the Cinnabee, which combines honey, cinnamon syrup, and milk ($3.45+ for hot or iced, $3.95 for blended). Guests can bite past ciabatta borders with assorted breakfast and lunch paninis ($3.75–$6.75) such as the Granny, stuffed with turkey, apples, and stories of how the buffalo nickel was invented.
In addition to the warm feeling acquired from a steaming cup of joe, customers can relax in Axum Coffee’s cushy leather seats with the knowledge that all of the cafe’s profits support the educational and medical needs of the less fortunate, including those in Axum, Ethiopia, the impoverished city where the idea for the charitable cafe was born.