Like a queen bee, a good cup of coffee is carefully tended to by workers, generates a buzz, and makes you scream if it lands between your eyes. Save face with today's Groupon: for $9, you get a punch-card good for ten large cups of coffee at Manhattan Bagel in Williamsburg (a $18.95 value).
Manhattan Bagel's delicate roasting process, overseen by a team of veteran bean whisperers and performed in an imported European roaster, lends well-balanced bodies to their five varieties of joe. Just as the president does upon entering any laser tag facility, patrons need only show a special card to receive a large cup of house blend, hazelnut, vanilla nut, dark roast, or decaf coffee. Card-holders can redeem 10 hefty mugfuls of high-grown Arabica coffee at their leisure, whether to enliven morning commutes, afternoons with a book, or attempts to stay awake while sketching a rotisserie chicken.