- $11 for five Groupons, each good for one specialty coffee or tea drink ($20 value)
Ugly Mug Cafe
The baristas at Ugly Mug Cafe are great storytellers. With every cup of coffee poured or espresso shot pulled, they can recount the origins of their cafe's signature beans—right down to the farmers who cultivated them. These close relationships with farmers are key to Ugly Mug Cafe's mission, yet this attention to detail goes well beyond the purchase of the beans.
Ugly Mug Cafe roasts coffee in their own style, tending toward the lighter side of roasts to ensure all the distinct flavors are in full voice. The brewing process also gets careful consideration. Ugly Mug Cafe's veteran staff extensively trains any new barista who gets hired or emerges from a puff of espresso steam, and they also teach customers proper brewing procedures. In addition to coffee, Ugly Mug Cafe brews tea and sources milk, cream, and baked goods from local businesses.