This past weekend I went on a crawl. Not the typical kind of bar crawl that I used to love back in the day, but it was just as fun. The ‘Caffeine Crawl’ was back in Houston for their 8th annual event and I went with some friends and we had a blast!
It was very well organized and there were seven routes so that we could all enjoy ourselves in a safe way. I discovered new to me coffee shops in town and got to patronize some old favorites as well. I even got to meet one of my favorite stars from ‘House of Ho’ on HBO Max and donated to the Houston Food Bank. Washington Ho was there with Cowboy Pho, and y’all that was some of the best pho I’ve ever had! I don’t know if it was the slight sweetness in the brisket rub or what, but that broth was EVERYTHING! But I digress!
Our specialty coffee shop scene has grown exponentially these past 10 years and I love that the ‘Caffeine Crawl‘ has been able to put on these events successfully year after year. I even found out about a new app called ‘Bloom’ that’s still in beta, so it’s only available in Houston and LA but it’s pretty dope! A lot of the local coffee shops are in the network and you can order your coffee ahead of time and skip the line if you’re in a rush! Now there are times where I want to take it easy and have a slow morning chilling at a coffee shop, but let’s be honest most times I want to be in and out. This app is perfect for that! Plus, they’re giving away free drinks to beta testers for a limited time. I think it’s 3 each week, but don’t quote me on that.
This crawl was so much fun! I even drank most of the coffee I had that day black with no sugar or creamer, which says a lot! I snagged a bag of one of the brews we had at Luce and I’ll be grinding some of those beans up this week at work to share with the team so they can try it too! Now I know that the crawl is technically over, but the routes are still live on the Caffeine Crawl website so if you want to make a day of it and explore by yourself do it! You won’t be disappointed.