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
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
Observation: As good as the coffee and muffin were, the ensuing root beer float was better.
Bonus Day: Tuesday October 8
Location: Buzz on Slaters Lane in Alexandria
Brew: House roast with cinnamon muffin
Observation: Cinnamon muffins always look better than they taste
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
Observation: Hugo is the cutest coffeeneur hands down.
Day 4: Sunday October 13
Location: Peregrine Espresso at Eastern Market
Brew: Mexican house brew with an almond scone
Observation: Gotta like a place that uses a schwa as its logo
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
Observation: Meant to go to Occoquan but was frustrated by the closure of a road through Fort Belvoir.
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
Observation: If I wanted Starbucks, I’d go to Starbucks
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
Observation: Leather sofas are more comfortable than leather saddles.
Day 5: Saturday October 19:
Location: Chinatown Coffee, H Street NW near 5th, Washington
Drink: Honduran Coffee
Observation: The coffee and the vibe of this place make me want to go back. Definitely one of my favorites.
Day 6: Sunday October 20:
Location: Firehook Bakery, Union Street Old Town Alexandria
Drink: French Roast (with Italian sub sandwich on the side)
Observation: No bike parking to speak of. An epic fail for a city that is supposedly a Silver Level Bike Friendly City
Bonus Day: Friday, October 25. Friday Coffee Club No.2
Location: M. E. Swings, 17th and G Streets, NW. Washington DC
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
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
Bonus Day: Sunday October 27
Location: Cosi on Crystal Drive in Crystal City, Arlington VA
Brew: House roast with a forbidden cookie
Observation: When cheering on the Coffeeneurista, the Queen of Caffeine, as she ran the Marine Corps Marathon, one must drink the drink.
There you have it. Finis.