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 $20, you get a coffee tasting box from Liga Masiva (a $45 value).
Liga Masiva founder Emily Kerr, inspired by her work with coffee farmers in the Dominican Republic, started her company to bring high-quality beans directly to consumers, eliminating middlemen and leaving farmers with a heftier share of the profits. Liga Masiva’s coffee tasting box boasts 8 ounces of three roasts—a refreshing light roast, a rich dark roast, and the Best of Both Worlds blend. Every certified organic bean grows at an altitude higher than 1600 meters in the mountains of Jarabacoa, in an environment carefully curated to resonate in harmony with Mother Earth like a well-tuned kazoo.
Batches of coffee are roasted to order a couple of hours before Liga Masiva packs and ships them, resulting in fresh-before-shipped brews devoid of bitterness and heavy on flavor. The directly traded coffee enables brewers to sip cups, cheered by the knowledge that these beans have tread a minimal footprint upon the earth whiling helping farmers to invest, maintain their land, and improve their standard of living. With today's deal, Groupon holders will also receive a $10 voucher toward a monthly coffee membership, which will help slumberers wake up after nights spent dreaming of steel children and living motorcycles.