Until public-transit officials make our dream of commuting to work by rollycoaster a reality, we'll have to settle for the adrenaline rush of traditional pick-me-ups. Percolate perkiness with today's Groupon: for $5, you get $10 worth of coffee and café fare at Revive Coffee, located in north Spokane. This Groupon is not valid toward the store's retail items, such as mugs or T-shirts.
Revive Coffee brings an artisan's touch to caffeine, serving coffee wood-roasted by Caffé D'arte in Seattle. Caffé D'arte roasts each type of bean separately over an open fire, blending the varieties to forge soothing and smoky sippery. Tipple the tree-tempered tastes with a 12 oz. house coffee ($1.50), or up the alertness-bringing ante with a 12 oz. Revive coffee ($2.50), a house coffee containing a double shot of espresso. The shop's cafe lattes ($2.75, 12 oz.) are canvases for steamed milk hearts and crema designs, etched in by the baristas, while the signature Cold Brew Marbled Ice ($2.75, 12 oz.) adds dark chocolate, white chocolate, and cream to coffee that's been brewed for 12 hours for a higher caffeine concentration. Revive Coffee also slings sandwiches toward open mouths, with items including an egg-and-cheese breakfast sandwich ($2.65), and hot flat-grilled lunch sandwiches (half $3.95, whole $5.95) in variations of turkey, ham, roast beef, roasted veggie, or ultimate cheese.
Painted by a local artist, the café's wall mural depicts the tragic journey of beans from farm to roaster to coffee-mug coffin. Other artwork celebrates the family pets of Revive Coffee's owners. Collapse in the café's cushy chairs and make up for the fruit you wasted during unicycle fruit-juggling training with an all-fruit smoothie ($3.25, 12 oz.), or use the cafe's WiFi, free with a purchase, to send the details of your three cups of French press ($3.50) to the German you lived with on the space station last semester.