Like alien spacecrafts, coffee beans reside at high altitudes and brought the ancient Mayans endless joy. Make caffeinated contact with today’s Groupon: for $9, you get $18 worth of coffee online from Verena Street Coffee Co., based in Dubuque.
Verena Street Coffee Co.'s dedicated crew of on-site appraisers scrutinizes each full-bodied arabica bean before assigning it to a small batch and delicately craft-roasting it to unlock the tasty treasures within. Eight well-tuned blends, available in 12-ounce packages ($8.95), compose flavor symphonies as complex as Beethoven's ode to theoretical physics. Customers can tip back their berets and let a creamy french vanilla inspire Baudelairian verse, or they can flout time’s cyclical constraints by waking up to the bold aromas of the Nine Mile Sunset blend. The lightly roasted Lock and Dam 11 enlivens mornings with its sweet and nutty character, and the warm caramel finish of Julien’s Breakfast Blend starts the day as sweetly as an alarm clock slapping you in the face with pulled taffy.
An online coffee selector filters these and other blends according to personal tastes, ensuring perfect pairings of bean and soul. This Groupon does not include the $6 flat rate shipping fee, but orders of $50 or more qualify for free shipping and a guided raft trip through Dubuque’s famous coffee canals.