- Bike rides
Blend together, bake for an hour for at least two miles or to your taste at dipping seasonal temperatures. Repeat seven times. Coffeeneuring.
Week 4 is practically here, but before any official submissions make their way to Coffeeneuring HQ, I’m taking us back to one year ago for a vicarious trip through the challenge with @rfglenn of Pittsburgh, a city with many avid coffeeneurs who have supported this challenge since it’s inception. Thank you, Pittsburgh and thank you @rfglenn for the guest post!
1) Oh Yeah! / october 5 / 2 miles / espresso affogato
A mile from my house is a coffee shop/ice cream store/bank/live music venue? called Oh Yeah!. I used to live barely three blocks from it, and I’d be embarrassed to admit how often I went.
They have mixins for your ice cream like “love” and “electricity” and also they have Chicago Soy Dairy vegan ice cream, so I go frequently when the weather’s hot and the days are long.
2) Ohiopyle State Park / october 6 / 150 / cold brew
I made some coldbrew coffee while riding my bike on a quick overnight to Ohiopyle with a friend. It was actually pretty good, although that’s more a testament to cold brew’s simplicity than to anything I did.
I turned around the next day and headed back to Pittsburgh in pouring rain, and ended only a little worse for the wear; he continued to DC during the furlough, despite the C&O being closed.
3) Coffee Tree Roasters / october 13 / 2 miles / iced coffee
A short 2 mile ride, to recover from the century I’d done the day prior.
I stopped at coffee tree on my way back from brunch, and experimented with carrying coffee in my bike’s burrito holders. It worked well enough, but I don’t recommend using plastic cups for it.
4) big Tazza D’Oro / november 9 / 4.5 miles / cider & pourover
@rpearl and I went to the big (original) tazza d’oro, not to be confused with small (campus) tazza, which is actually larger.
It was really a little bit too cold to be sitting outside; we kept stripping layers, putting them back on, taking them off again.
5) Mad Mex / november 10 / 2 miles / plain ol’ hot coffee
A group of friends and I go out every sunday for brunch at Mad Mex, and only on my fourth or so trip did I notice they serve coffee. I’d previously been distracted by the margaritas.
Mad Mex also has a big bike corral out front. The coffee pictured is actually @rpearl’s, but I drank a lot of it.
6) Delanie’s Coffee / november 16 / 10 miles / almond milk latte
I’d never been here before, which is a shame, because it was nice. It’s a lot bigger and more comfortable than the Beehive.
7) Bagel Factory / november 17 / 2 miles / cider & bagels
I went out to get some comics (I had seen this page, from the Hulk issue pictured), and also grabbed a drink from the Bagel Factory before heading home in the rain.
The paper cup fared much better in the burrito carrier than did the plastic cup from a few weeks prior, though I think a bit of cider sloshed out onto my pants leg. I didn’t notice, on account of the weather.
Thank you, @rfglenn, for your excellent guest post, which includes a little bit of everything, even meta-coffeeneuring!