A delicately prepared chocolate can make a woman's heart sing, a child's mouth smile, and a crossing guard's whistle taste even more like justice. Stock up on tasty times with today's Groupon: for $5, you get $10 worth of chocolate, coffee, and baked goods at Great Lakes Chocolate & Coffee Co..
Great Lakes Chocolate & Coffee combines fresh-roasted beans with silky chocolates to bathe customers in confectionary delight. Assorted chocolates tease taste buds and tickle eyes with velvety decadence, with a selection of signature chocolates sprinkled with tasty embellishments. Opt for real chocolate dissolved into a rich mocha ($3.45/medium), or enjoy hot chocolate infused with real chocolate, real heat, and real liquid ($3.45 for a medium). House-roasted coffees jolt mornings into action, with a house roast and stronger dark roast both crafted from beans roasted by Great Lakes for premium freshness ($2 for a medium). A selection of baked goods stands at the ready to provide able accompaniment for beverages or a soft pillow for midmeal catnaps. Customers can also peruse a selection of bagged coffee beans in roasts such as Honduran High Grown ($9.99/bag), Colombian Excelso ($9.99/bag), and Chris' Blend ($9.99), $1 of which goes to support the Forgotten Children's Ministry in honor of late Great Lakes family member Chris Purlee.
Great Lakes Chocolate & Coffee Co.
Before Paul and Jared Smith came onboard, the company that became Great Lakes Chocolate & Coffee Co. had no coffee to speak of: it only sold chocolate by the bag, box, or individual morsel. But the brothers recognized how well their rich chocolates complemented a hot cup of joe, and by 2004 they started roasting their own beans. Today, those yield coffees such as the Black & Tan, a combination of dark and light roasts, and the Honduran High Grown, which is harvested on the wings of airplanes.
The coffees add a jolt to Great Lakes’ hot drinks, including seasonal selections such as the egg nog latte. Organic and decaf teas, as well as cold beverages such as frozen lemonade and fruit smoothies, round out the shop’s drinkable options, all of which complement this family owned and run business’ stock of sweet treats.