As I get older, my theory that coffee keeps the world turning seems to inch closer and closer to becoming scientific evidence. Who else literally can't function in the morning without a cup of coffee in their system? I know I sure as hell can't and I'm sure there's plenty of other coffee addicts out there in the same boat. What's not to love about a hot, comforting cup of goodness that makes mornings just a little more bearable? Even better: what's not to love about sipping a good cup of coffee in a cozy local shop?
There's really something to be said about the vibe of a neighborhood cafe. I can walk in, sit down with my coffee, sit in silence, take in the environment, and be completely and utterly content. I might even go as far as saying it's therapeutic. Coffee shops are really kind of an experience and they're one of my favorite things to explore. With that said, I was pretty excited when I stumbled across the Coffee Passport.
The Coffee Passport is like your ticket to a curated coffee tour of Pittsburgh. Each card is $20 and gets you one beverage at ten different locally-owned, independent shops. The specials at each shop range from a traditional cup of coffee to specialty lattes and espresso. Non-coffee drinkers: they've even got you covered too! Each menu offers some type non-coffee beverage— usually tea!
Ten coffee drinks for twenty bucks, supporting local businesses, and the chance to explore new parts of the Burgh? Yep, I was sold on it within seconds.
If you're really feeling this, I've got more good news. These passports aren't a one and done deal. There's two different passports available and each are good for six months. (Yes, they do expire so make sure you take advantage of your passport before the expiration date!) Once you make it through your first coffee scavenger hunt, there's a new set of cafes cued up. That's a whole year of coffee adventure! Twenty different shops and 20 different caffeination sessions.
If you're ready to check it out, head on over to the website to order your passport OR stop into any of the participating shops. If you buy online, your passport will be mailed to you within a week or two. You should definitely treat yourself, but these also make for a great gift idea!
Give the Coffee Passport team a follow on Instagram to keep up with news, announcements, and shop features. And if you happen to snag yourself a passport, let me know! Let's plan a coffee date. I love meeting new people and if you can't tell by now I love a good coffee shop!