Let’s be honest, most of us cannot begin our day without our favorite cup (or five) of coffee. What better way to pay homage to your favorite motivator than by attending a coffee crawl.
This Saturday and Sunday, several local coffee shops will open up their doors for the 4th annual BOCO Coffee Crawl. Here are 10 reasons why you should attend:
1. You can try coffee at 11 different shops around Charlotte.
This year, the folks over at BOCO Coffee Roasters have rounded up 10 additional shops to share their magic in a cup with the Charlotte community. Tickets for the event are only $15.
“We are so proud to host the 2019 BOCO Coffee Crawl and to be able to draw attention to the blossoming coffee culture here in Charlotte,” said David Haddock, the director of coffee at BOCO.
“Coffee shops reflect the personality of the community they inhabit. From NoDa to Dilworth, the hustle of Uptown to the slower pace of Plaza-Midwood and even a quiet bite and sip in the Metropolitan, Crawl participants will experience first hand how well Charlotte is doing coffee. We love coffee people, all their unique viewpoints but especially their passion for what they do,” he said.
2. BOCO Coffee will be the first and last stop of the crawl.
If you participate in this weekend’s event, you will begin your route over at BOCO Coffee Rosters, 2113 N. Davidson St. Once your receive your credentials, you are free to make your way to the other participating shops anytime on Saturday and Sunday between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. each day. After you’ve visited every spot on the list, you can return to BOCO for a special gift.
3. BOCO will school you on the art of home brewing and cold brew.
When you make your stop at BOCO, the staff will give you a mini class on brewing at home, as well as making cold brew. They will also have a cold brew on tap.
4. You will get to check out Trade and Lore’s new space.
The team over at Trade and Lore recently moved to the Belmont neighborhood. If you come out to the coffee crawl, you will be among the first people to see the new space at 933 Louise Ave., Suite 301.
5. You can try Central Coffee’s signature drink for only 2 bucks.
“We at Central Coffee Company are happy to be able to offer our signature drink, the Central Shorty, for $2 to participants during the BOCO Coffee Crawl! We will be celebrating our 10th anniversary this May, and this crawl is a wonderful way for us to share our coffee with those in Charlotte both familiar and unfamiliar with our shop,” Louisa Kleto at Central Coffee said. There’s two locations: 719 Louise Ave., and 1700 Camden Rd., #101.
6. Free macarons? Yes please!
When you need a break from the coffee, you can stop at Le Macaron at 1111 Metropolitan Ave., Suite # 120, for a delicious sweet treat. The owners have agreed to gift participants with one free macaroon during the crawl. My favorite is the vanilla bean.
7. Undercurrent Coffee will provide some great discounts on beverages.
“Undercurrent is excited to participate in Boco’s 4th annual Coffee Crawl! This event highlights the evolving diversity and growth of Charlotte’s specialty coffee scene, and we are proud to be a member of the featured group of shops. Undercurrent will offer a discount on all beverages to participants of the Crawl, and we look forward to seeing everybody this weekend,” Todd Huber from Undercurrent Coffee said. The shop is at 2012 Commonwealth Ave.
8. Coco and the Director makes their syrups in house.
If you are looking to try some original flavors with your cup of joe, then Coco and the Director at 100 W. Trade St., has you covered. This month, the featured flavor is Irish cream, in addition to their regulars. While you’re there, try a kronut, too.
9. You still have 5 other places to try.
If the places mentioned so far haven’t convinced you to participate, there are still several others on the list. Crown Station, Crema Espresso, Hex Espresso Bar, Parliament, and Subsecreto will also be part of this crawl.
10. The weather will be great.
After experiencing all four seasons this week, we are all happy that Spring is finally deciding to show up. This weekend is set to bring temps in the high 70’s, perfect for a coffee crawl around our beautiful city.