For this eighth day of Randonneurmas, we turn to one of life’s great pleasures — good coffee. Granted, not all of us enjoy the bean, but there is a strong affiliation between cycling and coffee shops.
If your randonneur is like me, a good coffee or espresso stop makes any ride that much more enjoyable. What’s even nicer when you get there and have a gift card from a loved one, and you think to yourself, “I am so lucky! I can’t wait to get home and thank (insert your name here)!”
During the week, we like Swing’s in downtown Washington. They have just one retail shop, open days only Monday through Friday, though you can find their coffee served at other places, notably Cups & Co. in the Russell Senate Office Building.
On the weekends, we’ll take Starbucks and Sheetz if that’s where we find ourselves, but we always prefer a local spot if we can find one.
So, if you are looking for that little stocking stuffer that will keep on giving, the coffee shop card might be the perfect item.
Tomorrow: Bike shop treasure!