I Will Sleep No More Forever: Coffeeneuring 2013

The Coffeeneuring Challenge is in the bag! I did it so fast that I lost track of my visits. Here’s the rundown:

Day 1: Saturday October 5

Location: Port City Coffee at Eastern Market.

Brew: House roast with a chocolate chip scone.

Miles: The big 5-0

Observation: 50 miles for a cup of coffee is no problem for Big Nellie

Coffee and Scone at Port City Java
Coffee and Scone at Port City Java

Day 2: Sunday October 6

Location: Saint Elmo’s Coffee on the main drag in Del Ray, Alexandria

Brew: House roast with a blueberry and banana muffin

Miles: 64

Observation: As good as the coffee and muffin were, the ensuing root beer float was better.

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Bonus Day: Tuesday October 8

Location: Buzz on Slaters Lane in Alexandria

Brew: House roast with cinnamon muffin

Miles: 17.5

Observation: Cinnamon muffins always look better than they tasteGetting my Buzz on.

Day 3: Friday October 11 (Furlough day. Applying Government Shutdown rule)

Location: Swings, Home of the Friday Coffee Club

Brew: Columbian nothing on the side

Miles: 28.5

Observation: Hugo is the cutest coffeeneur hands down.

Hugo is my favorite coffeeneur
Hugo is my favorite coffeeneur

Day 4: Sunday October 13

Location: Peregrine Espresso at Eastern Market

Brew: Mexican house brew with an almond scone

Miles: 43

Observation: Gotta like a place that uses a schwa as its logo

Coffee, Scone, and Schwa
Coffee, Scone, and Schwa

Bonus Day: Monday, October 14 (Doesn’t count toward the challenge. already 2 this weekend)

Location: Misha’s at Patrick and King Streets in Old Town Alexandria

Brew: House Roast with macaroon thingie on the side

Miles: 37

Observation: Meant to go to Occoquan but was frustrated by the closure of a road through Fort Belvoir.

Misha's Coffee and Macaroon Thingy
Misha’s Coffee and Macaroon Thingy

Bonus Day: Tuesday October 15 (Doesn’t count toward the challenge)

Location: Best Buns in Shirlington

Brew: House roast (Starbucks) with a bacon cheddar scone on the side

Miles: 37

Observation: If I wanted Starbucks, I’d go to Starbucks

The scone was better than the coffee
The scone was better than the coffee

Bonus Day: Wednesday October 16 (Doesn’t count toward the challenge)

Location: Perks on North Fairfax Street in Alexandria, one block from the Mount Vernon Trail

Brew: House brew with a blueberry muffin

Miles: 15

Observation: Leather sofas are more comfortable than leather saddles.

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Day 5: Saturday October 19:

Location: Chinatown Coffee, H Street NW near 5th, Washington

Drink: Honduran Coffee

Miles 32

Observation: The coffee and the vibe of this place make me want to go back. Definitely one of my favorites.

Chinatown Coffee and the Post
Chinatown Coffee and the Post

Day 6: Sunday October 20:

Location: Firehook Bakery, Union Street Old Town Alexandria

Drink: French Roast (with Italian sub sandwich on the side)

Miles 14.5

Observation: No bike parking to speak of. An epic fail for a city that is supposedly a Silver Level Bike Friendly City

Firehook Bakery
Firehook Bakery on Union Street in Old Town

Bonus Day: Friday, October 25. Friday Coffee Club No.2

Location: M. E. Swings, 17th and G Streets, NW. Washington DC

Coffee: Brazilian

Miles: 32.5

Observation: It was worth the cold ride to see Kate C. and Froggie back at coffee club

Sorry no photo. Kate and Froggie remain mysterious and anonymous.

Day 7: Saturday October 26

Location: Red Truck Bakery, Warrenton VA

Brew: House roast with an orange cranberry walnut muffin

Miles: 3

Observation: Coffee was good. Muffin was sooo moist and sweet and flavorful that I am seriously considering moving to Warrenton or becoming a B&E Red Truck muffin man

Little Nellie at Red Truck Bakery
Little Nellie at Red Truck Bakery

Bonus Day: Sunday October 27

Location: Cosi on Crystal Drive in Crystal City, Arlington VA

Brew: House roast with a forbidden cookie

Miles: 29

Observation: When cheering on the Coffeeneurista, the Queen of Caffeine, as she ran the Marine Corps Marathon, one must drink the drink.

Coffeethonning in Crystal City
Coffeethonning in Crystal City

There you have it. Finis.

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5 thoughts on “I Will Sleep No More Forever: Coffeeneuring 2013

  1. Nice writeup. And, there is evidence of your Swings stop in my Flickr stream if you want to download the picture. ,

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