Coffee is often called a miracle drug, not only because it cures numerous diseases, including ataxia and ear splints, but also because it has the amazing power to either wake you up or to help you relax. Wake up or unwind with today's Groupon: for $7, you get $15 worth of coffee drinks, coffee beans, and pastries at Ristretto Roasters, with two locations—Beaumont Café on NE 42nd Avenue and Williams Café on North Williams Avenue.
The place where the Willamette Week and Mix magazine prefer to fill their tiny espresso cups, Ristretto roasts all its beloved coffee beans in-house. Whether you jump-start your brain with the ripe berry and dark chocolate duet of Beaumont Blend espresso ($14/lb.) or the citrus and cherry aroma of Costa Rica's shade-grown Esquipulas Palmeras ($14.50/lb.), do a little synchronized nibbling with a goodie baked by acclaimed pastry chef Kim Boyce. You can also buy whole beans for at-home grinding during tense backyard space-shuttle launches. WiFi courses through the coffeehouse's air, making it easy to keep up with various emails and ransom tweets. Percolate yourself into a higher state of being any day of the week—both locations open every day at 7 a.m.
Roadfood.com declared Ristretto Roasters a top pick and said that it is "worth a major detour." Yelpers give the 42nd Avenue location an average of 4.5 stars, and 78% of Urbanspooners recommend it. Yelpers give the North Williams Avenue location a four-star average, and 100% of Urbanspooners recommend it.