Ever since America lost custody of tea in its messy divorce with England, we've had to find new liquid sources of caffeine and new neighborhood taxmen. Say no to taxation without caffeination with today's Groupon: for $65, you get 90 minutes of coffee catering (a $155 value) from Perks Espresso Catering. Perks Espresso Catering operates in the Anchorage bowl and is also available in Wasilla, Palmer, and Girdwood for an additional fee.
Unlike conventional coffee-caterers, who are likely to drop off a box of brew and leave the cateree to wrestle it open, Perks Espresso Catering contrives a full-blown gourmet café writ small. Serving Anchorage's own organic SteamDot coffee, the barista transmutes the base elements into black gold, needing only water, power, and a 4’x6’ space for the portable bar. The little cart is stocked with everything needed for exquisite espresso fare, with standbys such as the latte or americano brewing beside more elaborate options, including whipped-cream-topped espresso con panna. Other beverage options include chai tea, hot chocolate, or 12 ounces of straight flavored syrup. This service is ideal for morning and midday events such as weddings, corporate meetings, undercaffeinated spelling bees, and church functions.