Ever since America lost custody of tea in its messy divorce with England, we've had to find new liquid sources of caffeine and new neighborhood taxmen. Say no to taxation without caffeination with today's deal: for $3, you get $6 worth of coffee drinks at Bourbon Coffee, an eco-friendly brewery located in Foggy Bottom. This Groupon is valid only for coffee drinks.
Taking its name from the Rwanda-grown Arabican variety bean, Bourbon offers socially conscious "direct trade" (roasters buy straight from the growers) brews. The shop's business model is built around the "crop to cup" philosophy, improving the lives of coffee farmers, promoting market growth, and creating employment opportunities with every brew. Try a by-the-cup drip coffee ($2 for 12 oz., $2.45 for 20 oz.) or specialty sip such as a dark mocha ($2.75 and up). Click here to read more about Bourbon's bean juice and explore the different regions from which it came.
Indigenous African artwork, murals, and handmade African furniture and sculptures cast an eclectic, inviting spell at Bourbon Coffee. Eco-friendly extras (green and sustainable materials, biodegradable cups) make customers feel earthier than a beetle taking a nap in a bed made of moss.
- Five varieties of beans are served here, including Virunga, from the mountain regions, and Akagera, from the wildlife region of Rwanda. They find their way into such drinks as the cafe cubano (espresso pulled through with raw sugar) and the iced coffee sangria (a rousing concoction of coffee that has been steeped with orange slices, then chilled). – Lavanya Ramanathan, Washington Post
- ...the cappuccino was fantastic. I’m still sipping it now, in fact. The milk is frothy and the espresso strong, but of excellent quality. The dusting on top is chocolate and cinnamon, but I put it on myself (it comes with just a nice simple foam swirl) – it would have been just as delicious without it. A+, in my opinion. – A Cupcake In Paris
- The coffee is very good, the Monin syrups they add to espresso drinks are excellent, and the staff is genuinely and wonderfully friendly. – S R., Yelp
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