Without coffee, society would literally crumble under the weight of unsound buildings erected by dozing construction workers and unfocused architects. Today's Groupon helps buttress the fragile social fabric: for $5, you get $10 worth of premium coffee, tea, and more at Primavera Coffee Roasters in Cahaba Heights.
The comfy java haven boasts painstakingly selected, high-quality coffee that is hand-roasted daily to sate the discerning palates of caffeinated, neighborhood libation enthusiasts. Ask a well-versed staff member for suggestions or peruse the percolating menu at your own leisure, alighting upon such organically laden goodies as the classically frothy cappuccino ($3) or the macchiato ($2.50), a tasty amalgamation of steamed milk and espresso. The mocha ($3.50–$4) envelops your taste buds in all its mahogany loveliness, whereas the chai ($3.50–$4), coffee's exotic half cousin, is steeped in black tea and sweet spices. Request your beverage chilled for sweltering days or when you're smuggling a diminutive ice sculpture in your mouth. Bask in drinkable irony with a 12-ounce take-home container of decaf espresso ($11.99), ideal for sipping on the front porch or imbibing during laidback concentration parties.
In addition to its shop offerings, the tree-bean juice emporium lends its Peru Norte roast to Good People Brewing Company's Coffee Oatmeal stout and holds weekly traditional coffee cuppings, or tastings, every Saturday at 2 p.m. for those hankering for more joe knowledge.
- As the charming barista began to prepare my drink, I just absorbed the environment. I felt like I had walked into my version of heaven. – EatBHM
- He pulled a couple of shots for us, and they were among the best we'd ever had. I have a huge amount of respect for Primavera's coffee, and I will definitely make them my go-to brand! – Heather M., Yelp, 7/1/10