Coffee is one of the most popular things to hatch from a bean, aside from fairy-tale beanstalks and Grover Cleveland. Enjoy brewed-bean bliss with today’s Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of coffee beans or ground and flavored coffee from Paramount Coffee Company's online store.
Since 1935, employee-owned Paramount Coffee has fired up roasters daily to infuse beans with rich, fresh flavor, now shipping a range of organic, fair-trade, flavored, and local brands to households nationwide. Seeking both quality beans and quality businesses, Paramount's coffee-curators source their aromatic offerings from around the world. A medium roast, the organic and fair trade Peru beans finish with a slightly sweet aftertaste ($8.99/10 oz.). The subtle chocolate flavor and hints of spice of fair trade Rwanda coffee reach mugs thanks to a partnership between Paramount Coffee, Michigan State University, and Rwandan farmers ($9.19/12 oz.). Bulk coffee such as the Ann Arbor Blend ($44.50/5 lbs.) fuels all-night study sessions and marathon slip 'n' slide tournaments, while Paramount’s own flavored coffees fill kitchens with the scents of blueberry muffins, coffee cake, and pumpkin pie ($8.99+/12 oz.).
Many of the brands Paramount stocks also support noble causes. The proceeds from Ele's Place Blend ($8.99/12 oz.) support grieving children, while the aromatic Cops coffee ($8.49/12 oz.) started when all nine members of the police force from Clare, Michigan, teamed up to save a struggling donut shop that had been in business since 1896, brushing off stereotypes in the same way as kids who continue to say the darnedest things.