Fully Spent

Field Report No. 20140923RC

Topic: 
Starter Fluid

Conditions: 
Dark

Indaba-Spokane-coffee

COMMENTS:
I staggered out the door, trying to recover from a self-inflicted 5:10am alarm. My destination was Crossfit Duratus--a stupidly grueling but addictive workout among good friends. The early fall mornings having turned dark again, the sky above the Spokane Arena was charcoal during our silent warm-up run. An hour later, the day was bright. Everyone parted ways, fully spent but gregarious, off to meet the business of the day. It was nearly 7:00 now, and West Central was waking up. I drove the two minutes from the gym to Indaba, which was just unlocking its doors. I told myself I had rehydrated enough to make the switch to locally roasted coffee. 

KEY FEATURES:
‘Duratus’ is Latin: to endure or harden. ‘Indaba’ is Zulu: a gathering of leaders. 

RECOMMENDATIONS:
Lemon vanilla in any espresso drink. I’m not normally an add-flavoring guy, 
but the way this special, house-made syrup balances with the espresso is pure artistry.