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    Default Crystal City Coffee Club Forming

    New coffee club forming!

    Where: Crystal City Water Park
    When: Tuesdays 7ish until as late as you can stay without getting fired


    Frequently Asked Questions:

    Q: The water park is not a coffee shop. Where will I get coffee?
    A: There's a Starbucks right across the street from the water park. Or you can stop at the Starbucks one block north on Crystal Drive or the Starbucks that is two blocks south on Crystal Drive.

    Q: What if I hate Starbucks?
    A: There's a Dunkin Donuts one block away on 18th and Bell.

    Q: I'm too good for these chain coffee stores, what should I do?
    A: Pour that French pressed Sumatran blend into a vacuum thermos and throw it in a bottle holder.

    Q: How do I get there?
    A: The Crystal City Water Park is conveniently located off the Mt. Vernon trail by exiting on the Crystal City Connector. Map right here: https://goo.gl/maps/yRd2ejpce9T2

    Q: I'm afraid of strangers. What if I don't know anybody?
    A: Judd, Ian, Komorebi and LeprosyStudyGroup will all be there. We are all totally nice and pleasant to talk to, even if we're currently a stranger to you.


    The forecast for the inaugural Crystal City Coffee Club is partly sunny in the low sixties and no rain. Hope to see you there!

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    Is the little food kiosk open in the waterpark at that time? I know they sell coffee.*

    Since this is in my backyard I may be shamed/convinced to get my sorry ass out of bed early to join. Not.A.Morning.Person.

    Thanks for the great idea and organizing!

    *Nope, just googled. They open at 11:00. They sell Egyptian food for anyone interested. https://www.yelp.com/biz/water-park-cafe-arlington-2
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    Quote Originally Posted by KLizotte View Post
    Is the little food kiosk open in the waterpark at that time? I know they sell coffee.*

    Since this is in my backyard I may be shamed/convinced to get my sorry ass out of bed early to join. Not.A.Morning.Person.

    Thanks for the great idea and organizing!

    *Nope, just googled. They open at 11:00. They sell Egyptian food for anyone interested. https://www.yelp.com/biz/water-park-cafe-arlington-2

    Yes... If you don't attend we will have no choice but to write mean things about you on the internet. The idea was sparked last week during Bike to Work Week as we sat around drinking coffee talking about how great it was to hang out with each other in the morning. I'm also firmly in the not a morning person camp, but drinking a cup of coffee and talking bikes usually makes me amped up and happy for the rest of the day.

    If you need more convincing I'll start pulling out some of the dirty psychological tricks from the days when I raised money professionally: Can we count on you to attend the inaugural Crystal City Coffee Club?

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    You people are complete snobs. There is a 7-11 at 15th and Fern.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Judd View Post
    If you need more convincing I'll start pulling out some of the dirty psychological tricks from the days when I raised money professionally: Can we count on you to attend the inaugural Crystal City Coffee Club?
    You are shameless Dismal. If the sun makes an appearance, I'll be there.

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    Is there any likelihood that anyone would still be there 8:30ish so I can go to Cafe Kindred first? I promise to wear my Crystal City kit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KLizotte View Post
    You are shameless Dismal. If the sun makes an appearance, I'll be there.
    No, he's just cheap.

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    We needed a Tuesday coffee club on this side of town. Thanks for organizing! Eventually, there will also be the option of swinging up to Commonwealth Joe's at Eads and 12th to fill up the travel mug.

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    What an awesome idea I've been wishing there were a coffee club off the MVT for awhile. Once I'm all healed up from surgery in a few weeks I'll do my best to start coming!

    Oh, and there is a Cosi a block south as well for Starbucks haters. Still a chain, but they have good breakfast sandwiches +coffee. They appeared to give free stuff to Crystal City BTWW, so I'm willing to support them for that .

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    Quote Originally Posted by consularrider View Post
    Is there any likelihood that anyone would still be there 8:30ish so I can go to Cafe Kindred first? I promise to wear my Crystal City kit.
    If enough people show up at and stay for various times that seems possible. I for one hope it will still be going at about 4:30 when I return from work. That way the crystal city wine shop will be open by then. But as we all know open containers in public spaces is illegal, and hiding behind bushes clutching a consecrator doppelbock is antisocial so please nobody do this.

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