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    Default 2017 Coffeecatting "Challenge"

    Yes, "Coffeecatting." Like an alleycat, but with coffee. Why? Eh, could be that I don't want to swaggerjack Daily Rando anymore. Could be that coffeeshops are often urban, alleycats are urban rides/challenges, it seems appropriate. Could be that everyone else is using the -neuring suffix, and I just have to be different.

    Nah. I just like cats. Cats and bikes.

    ...Okay, I'm back. So many cat/dog/bike videos...

    Anyhow, some of you may remember last year's absurdity rules. Some of you even tried to follow them. Heck, I kinda sorta tried to follow them, and got coffee thrown at my head for my trouble. So this year, there are still rules. There's still an absurdist checklist somewhere. There are still random points being awarded for things that I may or may not know about.

    This year, though, I'm not even going to tell myself what the rules are. I mean, if you want suggestions, I've got tons of those. Ideas? Even more of 'em. Stupid quests? There may be a few—I mean, the DC coffee scene has to be kept in business now that I'm only bothering it sporadically.

    So:
    Ride bikes.
    Drink coffee.
    Get awesome.

    The rest will take care of itself. Maybe. Hopefully.

    Go forth and caffeinate!

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    Hit the Cafe del Castillo in Oberursel this afternoon after playing in the snow on the Pugsley. They roast their own beans and the coffee was good, but no cats in sight.

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    Buzz Bakery in Ballston for a relaxing Sunday newspaper read.
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    Doubled up on some doughnutneuring and coffeecatting at Sugar Shack in Alexandria with Komorebi.




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    Best Buns. Coffee on a cold Wednesday last week. Friends. Bikes. Awesomeness.

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    To Mishas in Old Town after yoga and a short ride.

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    Best Buns. Coffee on a cold Wednesday last week. Friends. Bikes. Awesomeness.
    There I am on the left drinking coffee... Another point for Judd!

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    Coffeecatting #2 - Creme kaffee at Hinnerbäker in Oberursel on my way back to Frankfurt after climbing Großser Feldberg. Standard machine brew.
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    Default #1 - Bourbon Coffee, DC

    I stopped into Bourbon Coffee off the L Street cycletrack to tank up on caffeine before the opening happy hour. I rarely go for fancy drinks but have somehow been feeling rather calorie deprived since Jan. 1, so I ordered a dark mocha and an "everything" scone.

    Bourbon is one of my favorite downtown coffeeshops -- always a good variety of people in there holding business meetings, sneaking some time in away from the cubicles, working remotely, or just burning time. They have a good range of seating options: sofas, window counters, and tables. The coffee is good, too.

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    #2 A try for negative points. Sad desk coffee.

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    It is "Asperetto" and was prepared at the USDOT cafeteria. Where it was roasted, someone in procurement at Sodexo knows. For further shame, it is "french vanilla".

    At least it's not Starbucks.

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