A cup of coffee, like a bullhorn, rouses people from slumber and supplies the extra pep necessary to become head cheerleader. Perk up with today’s Groupon to Verena Street Coffee Co.. This Groupon does not include a $6 flat shipping fee; all orders totaling $50 or more before applying the Groupon discount will receive free shipping. Choose between the following options:
- For $12, you get three 11–12 oz. bags of specialty coffee (an $8.95 value/bag; a $26.85 total value).
- For $15, you get four 11–12 oz. bags of specialty coffee (an $8.95 value/bag; a $35.80 total value).
Verena Street Coffee Co.’s java mavens oversee the full roasting and production of arabica coffee beans from their Dubuque roastery. Small batches of coffee reach full-flavored perfection in a supervised roasting drum, replete with an analyzer that detects levels of roast via bean color and SAT score. Before earning the mantle of specialty coffee, beans must be inspected for size, uniformity, and defect count, after which they graduate to a higher plane of brewable existence. Nine different coffees in whole-bean or ground form arrive in 11- and 12-ounce packages, such as the succulent blend of Mississippi Grogg, a medium roast with flavors of butterscotch, caramel, and hazelnut. The Sumatra dark roast’s earthen flavors waft from a midnight-colored coffee bean, and the airy Lock & Dam 11, a brief, light roast named for the lock and dam north of Dubuque, reminisces with palates about sunny river beds and the power of gravity. Indecisive java cravers can seek the guidance of an interactive coffee selector, which narrows down coffees by roast level, caffeine content, or type.