Drinking coffee, like yelling at the cat, thinking about motorcycles, and setting fire to the neighbor's wicker man, is vital to starting each day. Inaugurate the a.m. with today's Groupon: for $5, you get $10 worth of coffee, espresso drinks, and tea from Kinetic Brew Coffee Stop on O Street.
Kinetic Brew's repurposed movie marquee and diminutive exterior camouflage a treasure trove of specialty tea and espresso drinks. Using only organic, fair-trade beans, groomed in Lincoln by Cultiva Coffee Roasting Company and doused in positive karma by smiling barista-gurus, Kinetic Brew quenches thirsts for full flavor and global partnership, like a liquefied World Cup tournament. Basic drip coffee (starting at $1.50) flanks a full contingent of traditional espresso drinks ($1+) as well as a more exotic set of specialty lattes, from the Mayan-spiced 2012 mocha to the honey- and cinnamon-kissed goodness of The Hive (starting at $3.25). Sate the eye's desire for beauty with the delicate green tones of Gun Powder tea or the tonsils' craving for Atlantic-crossing adventures with the malty robustness of the English Breakfast (starting at $1.00). All drinks glow happily when paired with one of Kinetic Brew's homemade sauces or syrups, and a full battery of alternative milks please vegans and lactose-intolerant cows.