Just Brew It!

Start the week­end with a cof­fee crawl

Chattanooga Times Free Press - ChattanoogaNow - - OUT & ABOUT - BY SU­SAN PIERCE STAFF WRITER

We’re s pill i ng t he beans on where to get your morn­ing ex­er­cise, a cup of joe, meet new peo­ple and dis­cover lo­cal cof­fee­houses all in one ex­pe­ri­ence: the Chat­tanooga Cof­fee Crawl.

Or­ga­nized by Jeremiah Kinser, the Cof­fee Crawl is de­signed to in­tro­duce lo­cals and vis­i­tors to bak­eries and cof­fee shops they might not oth­er­wise ex­plore. The idea is to bridge the gap be­tween crafts­men and cof­fee con­nois­seurs.

Crawls are held each Satur­day morn­ing aboard Pints and Pedals party bike, de­part­ing from the new Moxy ho­tel at the cor­ner of King and Mar­ket streets.

The party bi ke is fueled by par­tic­i­pants’ pedal power, who are fueled by the cof­fee they con­sume. It seats a max­i­mum of 15, but Kinser says only 12 are ped­al­ing (the back seat holds three who do not pedal).

“For that rea­son, I rec­om­mend reser­va­tions be­cause we have to have at least six or more to have a good time and help pedal. If we don’t have at least six, I most likely won’t take it out, or we will stay in a flat area.”

Each week’s route varies so par­tic­i­pants can come back con­sec­u­tive weeks and not visit the same lo­ca­tion twice, but all routes will in­clude two cof­fee shops and a bak­ery.

On Satur­day, Jan. 12, the crawl will leave the Moxy, go to Mad Priest Cof­fee Roast­ers, 1900 Broad St., then Dou­glas Heights Bak­ery, 926 E. M. L. King Blvd., be­fore fin­ish­ing at Frothy Mon­key in the Chat­tanooga Choo Choo. Pre­vi­ous crawls have stopped by Niedlov’s Bread­works and Velo Cof­fee Roast­ers.

“It’s about 20 min­utes on the bike ped­al­ing, 20

JEREMIAH KINSER PHOTO

The pedal bike can seat a max­i­mum of 15 peo­ple, and a min­i­mum of six is needed to hold a Cof­fee Crawl.

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