My final account of the Fall 2012 version of Coffeeneuring. My previous posts covering rides 1-3 and 4-6 blended a mix of old and new stops mostly within DC. However I’ve been scoping out some more far flung (ok not too far) coffee purveyors lately and keeping notes on where to visit in the future.
Without further ado, my final control:
Control #7: Firehook Bakery
When: November 4, 2012
What: “Americano” and a giant cookie
Miles: 3.90 miles
Factoid: Does 3 stops of 7 on Pennsylvania Ave SE make it the mecca of coffeeneuring? No, but it is a fine boulevard with many desirable places to stop. For our final stop on the challenge (I say our because Kate visited many controls with me) I decided that we should stop at Firehook Bakery on Pennsylvania Ave. We don’t know when this shop opened, and keep on being surprised when we walk or bike by. It is easy to forget that stretch of Penn.
With only days to the election, the nation was gripped in partisan politics – and I remembered that Firehooks other locations have a “Presidential” cookie – it seemed perfect.
On our way to the bakery we encountered a large group or people marching down East Capitol… some of these people looked funny.
And some looked fuzzy. Ah, the Million Puppet March! This is the kind of politics I can support!
Onward to our destination. We found some cozy seats in the back of the shop and dug into our baked goods. After allowing my Americano to cool slightly I took a sip… and it was just plain bad. Like, weak brown water bad. I managed a few more gulps to make the coffeeneuring count – but dumped the remainder of my beverage. We had more important things to do than wait in line for a re-made drink.
Ending on a down note is a bit of a bummer – but I am really looking forward to next fall!