Until public-transit officials make our dream of commuting to work by rollycoaster a reality, we'll have to settle for the adrenaline rush of traditional pick-me-ups. Percolate perkiness with today's Groupon: for $5, you get $10 worth of fair-trade barista beverages and café fare at Kona Coffee on Union Boulevard.
Brewing organic, fair-trade, and shade-grown beans, Kona Coffee proves its commitment to a well-balanced environment, economy, and suntan. Java jewels are sourced from poverty-stricken areas around the world, but each batch of the house's bean juice is prepared with at least 30% Hawaiian-collected Kona beans to maintain their signature taste. Sip a classic cappuccino ($2.35–$3.15) to start your day on a foamy foot, or enjoy a kona mocha ($3.15–$3.90), mint mocha ($3.15–$3.90), or caramel-apple latte ($3.15–$3.90) for a midday sweet treat. Kona's spicy and refreshing chai frappe ($3.90–$4.45) provides a tasty cool-down alternative to climbing into a freezer on a hot summer day, and fresh-fruit smoothies ($4.75, for protein powder add $0.85) make it easy to reach fruit-that-doesn't-require-teeth quotas. Barista-made beverages range between $2 and $5, and brew-it-yourself beans generally sell for $7 to $8 for half a pound and $12 to $14 for a full pound. Coffee connoisseurs or wannabeans can use this Groupon toward a bag of 100% Kona Fancy beans ($40/lb.).
Kona Coffee also serves up an appetizing assortment of breakfast and lunch café fare to pair with your percolations. Grab a cozy seat in the store's cute, clean confines and enjoy a smoked-salmon sandwich ($6.50) or a panini layered with turkey, muenster cheese, ranch dressing, red onion, and tomato ($5.75). Or grab sweet scones ($2.35), muffins ($1.99), and cinnamon rolls ($2.55) to go.
This Groupon is valid for one visit and does not include tax.
- It's refreshing to walk into such a unique, lively little coffee shop with friendly employees. The drinks are excellent. – alyce928, Citysearch
- The coffee is the best I have ever tasted! The pastries and the breakfast bagel sandwiches are the freshest and prepared quickly for those like myself who are in a hurry. – idabean, Citysearch