Before coffee was invented, many unfortunate interns lost their jobs at the hands of grouchy bosses who complained that there was not enough coffee in their coffee. Appease your boss and please your taste buds with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of gourmet coffee, sandwiches, and merchandise at Bad Ass Coffee on Underwood Avenue.
Named after the hardworking Hawaiian donkeys who transported juvenile java beans through the mountains, Bad Ass Coffee pays tribute to the Aloha spirit by brewing 100% Kona Coffee imported from the Big Island. In tribute to the meticulous process from bean to brew, Kona beans are roasted in-house three to four times a day to ensure the rich flavors didn't ditch the flight and opt for the beach. Taste buds board a plane for the Hawaiian shores at the first touch of 100% Kona Coffee, a carefully roasted cup brimming with flavors such as lava from the volcano it was conceived beneath ($3.50 for 16 oz.). Latte lovers choose from more than 15 signature blends, such as the Kreme de Kona, a bubbling brew of white and dark chocolate splashed with vanilla ($4.18 for 16 oz.), or the sweet caramel base of the Snickerlicious, a hazelnut and chocolate concoction ($3.88 for 12 oz.). Coffee drinkers can chew on specialty sandwiches such as the turkey, bacon, and cucumber sub, dressed in ranch dressing ($6.59), or send their incisors into Shirley's Muffuletta, a ham, turkey, and salami shindig swathed in homemade olive dressing and held together by provolone cheese ($6.99).
Bad Ass Coffee strives to import, alongside its coffee, the "Aloha Spirit," a warm and laid-back welcome to all its customers. Palm trees and exotic colored walls contribute to the festive café environs, and an in-store merchandise shop allows customers to buy coffee for a friend, a mug for their colleague, or a refrigerator magnet for their microwave.