Coffee Crawl

Valentine's Day ended up being semi-disastrous. We spent A LOT of time waiting around and not enough time eating steak. More details on that mess tomorrow. 

To make up for Valentine's day, we decided yesterday was going to be a free flowing, follow our hearts and stomachs, and throw caution to the wind kind of day. 

After a giant brunch of homemade waffles, scrambled eggs, roasted potatoes and onions, and of course mimosas, we decided to go on a coffee crawl. My brother Jake came along for this wild day of drinking our weight in coffee and it was awesome. 

We started with a bowl of coffee each at home to get started. We needed a base line for this experiment after all. 

I didn't think to take a picture of this cup until I was almost done. I've never heard of a coffee crawl though, and if I invented something new I wanted it well documented.  If not, oh well. I'm happy to follow the crowd if it leads to  copious amounts of coffee.

Stop number 1: Austin's Coffee, Winter Park, FL

I usually drink my drip coffee black and my lattes just how they come, but I was feeling spicy, so I tried the very fancy toasted marshmallow latte. Oh. So. Good!

Toasted Marshmallow Latte, Drip Coffee, Cappuccino
Stop number 2: Blue Bird Bake Shop, Orlando, FL - Audubon Park

We ended up only getting cupcakes at stop number two. Two Tuxedo cupcakes (chocolate cake & cream cheese frosting) and one red velvet cupcake. They have really good coffee, but we had to keep our goals in mind and the last top involved a meal. This was a marathon.

Stop number 3: Downtown Credo, Orlando, FL - College Park

I was feeling extra fancy when we got to Credo and tried their seasonal lavender syrup in my latte. Not going to lie, it was a little weird the first couple of sips, but absolutely grew on me by about sip 4 or 5. This place was awesome and I can't wait to go back. They run off of donations and on the menu suggest a donation amount, but you ultimately pay what you want. We had one small lavender latte, one iced coffee, and an americano, I paid $10 plus a little something for the tip jar. Having never been there before, I have no idea if that was in line with what people usually pay, but I really hope so. 

Lavender latte, americano, iced coffee
Stop number 4: Pom Pom's Teahouse & Sandwicheria, Orlando, FL - Milk District

Wimp Water, Silver Fox Tea, Blueberry Muffin Tea

We planned to end our coffee crawl with a sandwich and tea from Pom Pom's because Jake had never been. I almost always get Silver Fox tea iced and sweetened. Every once in a while I'll be adventurous and try the tea of the day, and it has never disappointed, I just really love Silver Fox. 

This little adventure was just what we needed to turn an otherwise annoying weekend around. I'm glad I have such a flexible husband. We'd never make it in life if he wasn't able to handle all of my crazy whims.

I've already started planning for the next coffee crawl! I plan to add a couple more coffee shops and snack stops to keep the jitters under control. 


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