Coffee is not generally known for giving back to the community, particularly the coffee you toss into the faces of unsuspecting coworkers each morning. Today's Groupon starts your morning off on a more philanthropic note: for $10, you get 10 regular-sized cups of specialty coffee and tea drinks at Calvin Fletcher's Coffee Company in Fletcher Place. Redeem your Groupon for a 10-drink punch card and use it at your leisure over the next six months. You can get up to four cups of coffee per visit, in case you don't have time to sleep that week. Your weekly coffee circle will blush with envy as they admire your contentedly caffeinated countenance.
Earth House Café is operated by Earth House Collective, a group of activists, artists, and musicians dedicated to bolstering the local and global community with culture and wellness. Its 12-ounce, all-organic coffees are locally roasted by Bjava Coffee and always French pressed, ensuring a thicker, more flavorful brew, with some sediment. Café connoisseurs can slurp the sweet, floral notes of the Guatemala roast ($2.50), the heavy, earthy tones of Papua New Guinea ($2.50), or the full-bodied heft of Sumatra ($2.95).
Nobody needs 57 baristas preparing their morning coffee. Choose quality over industrial-scale efficiency with today’s Groupon: $5 gets you $12 worth of coffee, breakfast, and lunch at Ah Barista, the downtown coffee and sandwich joint located right across from the RCA Dome. The brainchild of Ryan Stonebraker, Ah Barista is a departure from the usual coffee and sandwich chain gangs, offering a locally owned alternative that serves up quality food and coffee to the neighborhood.Follow @Groupon_Says on Twitter.
Tucked cozily into a new downtown shop, the delicacy devotees at Sweet Tooth Bakery blanket spongy morsels of cake with precisely placed swirls of cream-cheese or butter-cream icing. Baked fresh daily, available flavors vary and range from pumpkin walnut chocolate chip to the endorphin-corralling combo of chocolate with peanut-butter mousse, and also include classic selections like red velvet with cream-cheese icing and devil's food cake with vanilla butter-cream icing. In addition, the taste tillers at Sweet Tooth Bakery can prop up confectionary scarecrows to ward off unwanted flocks of gluten from most of their cupcake flavors if needed.
Because her daughter did not care for cake, Tuwanna Roberson baked enormous cookies yearly to commemorate her birthday. One year, she decided to hand-dip her daughter's favorite Oreo cookies in chocolate, creating a treat so delicious that her daughter felt compelled to share it with her teachers and school administrators. In February 2011, after the school began requesting the chocolate confections for fundraising efforts and as building materials, Louise's Sweets was born.
Tuwanna finds inspiration in the inventive methods bakers use to make cupcakes, adding flavors to her chocolate to create different flavor profiles and decorating each dessert with simple icing designs, such as onesies and snowmen. She's even adorned a bouquet of cookies with icing eyelashes as a gift for a stylist and as proof that cookies are self-aware. Other treats that receive Tuwanna's chocolate treatment include pretzel rods and rice-krispies treats, all made fresh to order and optionally arranged inside embellished vases.