Would you like a free white chocolate chip cookie with your coffee? – Staff
#251 cup of coffee: The Butcher’s Block, Alexandria, VA
Coffee = Santa Lucia
1-4 scale, body=3, sweetness=3, acidity= 3
I stopped here earlier in the year, and I don’t remember coffee available near the cash register. However, when I came in to buy chocolate I internally jumped up and down for joy when I saw the coffee carafe. I could complete another coffee adventure before I travelled home.
Even though the shop is small, the interior colors, and the butcher block tables create a look of potential.
This coffee adventure was a great ending to what was almost a very frustrating yarn experience. I signed up for a class at Fibre Space to knit a sweater. My plan today was to complete as many coffee adventures as possible, and then to finish in Alexandria to buy yarn for the class.
When I asked a Fibre Space staff for yarn suggestions she directed me to the brand of yarn used to create the pattern. There was no way I would wear; it was the scratchy stuff that squashed any fun of any knitting experience. I spent a good amount of money on the class, and I almost gave up because the yarn colors were unappealing, and the yarn texture repulsed me. Another staff asked if all was ok, and I told her my dilemma. Unbeknownst to me she was the teacher of my class. She recommended yarns that fit the requirements for the class, but were spun in colors I would wear, and easier on my skin to knit. All of a sudden the class became a shining star at the end of the year.