Coffee continues to be the most efficient fuel for the human body's complex system of fuel injectors, auxiliary hearts, and flux capacitors. Fill up your flesh tank with today's Groupon: for $5, you get $12 worth of coffee, tea, and other products at Meg's Daily Grind, with four locations in the Rockford area.
The family-owned-and-operated shop brews sumptuous gourmet coffee and espresso while serving a plethora of sweet treats and tasty baked goods. Ordered weekly, Meg's coffee is always fresh and many are certified organic, with tempting roasts such as sugar plum berry, white chocolate mousse, and butter pecan ($1.55–$1.78 per cup). Meg's array of caffeinated concoctions includes blended smoothies, iced coffees, cappuccinos, and chai teas, covering the full range of the caffeine rainbow. Meg's menu features several fresh pastries and light lunches, including the ham and cheddar sandwich or feta-cheese-topped Meg's special salad. Visitors can indulge in a blueberry muffin ($1.97) while melting the icicles off their antlers in front of the fireplace at their Alpine location.
A socially conscious shop, Meg's carries a wide selection of Fair Trade coffee that guarantees small farmers adequate revenue to improve their living conditions. Meg's believes in fostering a strong vocabulary, as it holds monthly Scrabble nights and book-club meetings, opportune events for anyone with the entire dictionary tattooed on their arm.