Today’s Groupon is sure to perk up any lethargic latte-lover. For $10, you’ll get $20 worth of fresh-brewed sips and snacks at Kahwa Coffee Roasting Company, a change purse–friendly caffeination station in downtown St. Petersburg that never requires patrons to wear bowler hats.
Ordering coffee usually involves more decision-making than a destination wedding. Having to rattle off directions for dairy, temperature, size, sugar preference, and syrup when you’ve only just peeled yourself off the mattress can leave you tongue-tied. Not here. Kahwa Coffee is taking the bean back to basics. There’s one size and every drink is less than $5 a cup.
Kahwa's java geniuses have been ruling the roast for more than a decade. Its five blends, named after the winds of the world, will encircle you in a full-bodied breeze of drinkable delight. Try Zonda for a rich decaffeinated blend, or Sirocco, a strong and slightly sweet sip.
The minimalist hot spot offers free WiFi, canine-friendly outdoor seating, and a selection of baked goods such as croissants and organic cookies. Kahwa also aims to be environmentally conscious by using ceramic cups, recycled-paper cups, and natural cleaning products.
Get this Groupon to perk up pals who need it the most—like your nocturnal friend who recently switched over to nine-to-five hours, or your graduate-student sister who needs extra energy to get through exams.
Kahwa been buzzed about in the St. Petersburg Times, Tampa Bay Magazine, the New York Times and the Tampa Tribune. Two Yelpers give it five stars, and 87% of Urbanspooners like it:
- The best espresso in St. Pete, this is the coffee shop/espresso bar to patronize. – BJ G., Yelp
- Let me just say that this is the best coffee served in St Pete. The cafe is cool and usually buzzing with a nice crowd. – Epicurian, Urbanspoon
- I love Kahwa coffee- the atmosphere, the coffee, the chocolate croissants and especially the staff. I walk in and everyone who works there already knows what I would like and treats me in a very friendly way. – Nate Najar, Urbanspoon
Duncan Hunter, The Changegamer
The coffee blends at Kahwa Coffee are named after the winds of the world, as were the aliases used by Duncan Hunter, the main character on the late ’90s action-adventure/drama The Changegamer. On the show, Hunter, an escaped genius, uses his immense charm and knowledge to blend into any situation, becoming anyone he chooses and helping strangers. Here are few key episodes:
“Too Much Trouble”: After escaping from The Institute, Hunter pretends to be Dr. Boreas, a physics professor, to solve the mystery of a vanished student. Along the way, he stumbles upon a group of smugglers using baby formula to sneak drugs into the United States.
“Penny For Your Thoughts”: As Dylan Notos, Hunter gamechanges as a hazardous disposal technician to discover the truth behind an industrial accident. Meanwhile, he helps a bullied boy gain self-confidence and disbands a counterfeiting ring.
“Life and Death”: Still being tracked by The Institute, Hunter gamechanges as Donald Zephyros, a martial arts champion being extorted by evil game wardens. During his final match, Hunter also ousts a Latin American dictator and meets Pali, a female changegamer.
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