Coffee and baked goods have always gone together, like rock 'n' roll, yin and yang, and bald-eagle hatchlings and William Howard Taft's toupee. Introduce your mouth to a dazzling duet with today's Groupon: for $7, you get a gift card valid for $15 worth of drinks and café fare at Café Connection in Rio Rancho.
Café Connection's baristas demonstrate passion and aptitude for brewing Colombian coffee and supplying patrons with sweet baked treats. Java specialists concoct creamy iced lattes ($1.80/small, $2.20/large) and rich black coffee ($1.40/small, $1.80/large) using imported Colombian beans grown at an ideal altitude and hand-harvested before being roasted by fire or a panel of quick-witted comedians. The Just for Kids menu includes miniature strawberry, chocolate, and mango smoothies ($2.25 each) as well as chocolate milk ($1.15). Among baked goods, bagels ($1.20/each) and donuts ($0.80/each) reward bellies for learning to growl the alphabet.