Like a queen bee, a good cup of coffee is carefully tended to by workers, generates a buzz, and makes you scream if it lands between your eyes. Save face with today's Groupon to Trianon Coffee. Choose between the following options:
- For $5, you get two large premium coffee drinks or smoothies (up to a $4.50 value each) and two cookies (a $0.55 value each; a $10.10 total value).
- For $15, you get a 30-minute educational coffee tasting (a $20 value) and 1 pound of locally roasted beans (up to a $14.95 value; a $34.95 total value).
A full-service roastery and cafe, Trianon Coffee dispenses an expansive menu of traditional coffee drinks, pastries, and freshly roasted coffee beans. Customers can play hooky from coffee school and make eyes at a companion during a casual coffee date, all the while enjoying two large cups of coffee and two fresh-from-the-oven cookies. Though not included in this Groupon, Trianon also serves a delectable selection of hand-made artisan chocolates, locally made breakfast pastries, and bulk candies that swarm onto uninhabited taste-bud territory like a conquering army.
Caffeine devotees can sharpen sipping skills during 30-minute tastings, in which six coffees from Central America, South America, Africa, and Indonesia are poured for sampling as knowledgeable java masters answer questions about the coffee-making process and why waiting for beans to hatch is a futile endeavor. Each participant also gets to choose 1 pound of Trianon-roasted beans to take home, excluding high-end blends such as the Hawaiian Kona, Jamaica Blue Mountain, and Tatooine Jundland Wastes. Tastings are offered every other Saturday at 10 a.m., and 11 a.m. after October 1. Class sizes are capped at eight per tasting, so patrons are encouraged to make advance reservations.
Trianon the Coffee Place
For almost 30 years, the owners and baristas at Trianon the Coffee Place have satisfied Austin's craving for caffeine with an ever-growing array of single origin coffees. The team acquires their beans from around the globe, then deliver them to their in-house roaster, Emile, who prepares each country's uniquely flavored coffee for drinking, then delivers them fresh to Trianon at least twice a week. In the end, the baristas can pour a regular cup of coffee in just about 40 flavors, and pair it with breakfast tacos or sandwiches from local businesses. With such a bounty in hand, customers can retire to the comfy chairs with a good book, head the patio to enjoy sun or shade, or access the free WiFi to finally prove to their friends they know how to use the internet.