As promised, the @whatsupwheaton coffeeneuring recap continues today, with the recount of Tara and Simon’s final three coffeeneuring trips. Thank you both so much for participating (and winning the Coffeeneuring Duo category). I hope all you readers enjoyed their coffeeneuring summaries as much as I did.
5. Sunday, October 16, 2011. Tynan Coffee & Tea (5310-C Western Ave, Chevy Chase, MD)
Mileage: 15.3 miles
What we drank: medium drip coffee and a pumpkin spice latte
A bit about our ride: Rock Creek Trail to Capital Crescent Trail, then a side street into Chevy Chase/Friendship Heights. This was probably the most disappointing coffee visit so far; the coffee just wasn’t that good and, although we hate to admit it, the pumpkin spice latte the day before at Starbucks tasted better (and less bitter).
On our way home, we stopped by City Bikes for a few supplies.
6. Saturday, October 22, 2011. Itsy Bitsy Bakery (10419-B Armory Ave, Kensington, MD)
Mileage: 3.3 miles
What we drank: Organic dark roast coffee, accompanied by an apple turnover and an almond croissant.
An itsy bitsy bit about our ride: Because we had friends staying with us, we had to make this one a quick coffee run. From our house, it’s straight down into the town of Kensington. We crossed the train tracks at Kensington, which holds a farmers market on Saturdays in the parking lot of the MARC station and biked a few blocks down Antiques Row.
Itsy Bitsy has been open for about a year and, true to its name, really is a tiny little shop. We sat at their one table and enjoyed our coffee and pastries before heading back up the hill and home.
7. Sunday October 23, 2011. First Watch Daytime Café (100 Gibbs St., Unit D, Rockville, MD)
Mileage: 24.1 miles
What we drank: Carafe of regular coffee
A bit about our ride: Another gorgeous, clear day for biking. Leaving our house around noon, we joined numerous other riders down Beach Drive and Rock Creek Trail, then took another bike trail along Baltimore Avenue, through suburban streets, into downtown Rockville.
Downtown Rockville has surprisingly few coffee options, so we decided to try First Watch rather than hitting another Starbucks. First Watch is a full-service breakfast café, so we treated ourselves to a late brunch as well as a carafe of coffee.
A final thanks to Simon and Tara. Tomorrow? More coffeeneuring rewind!