The Coffeeneuring Passport in Columbia, SC

Indah's fall specialty drinks | Photo by the COLAtoday team

We know Soda Citizens are familiar with the pimento cheese passport, but did you know there’s a coffee passport? This passport stamping around Columbia has a twistor shall we say wheels?

Cola town bike collectivelocated at 711 Elmwood Ave. — introduced the The Coffeeneuring Challenge by partnering with local coffee shops to create a Coffeeneuring Passport

COLAtoday City Editor biking from Curiosity Coffee to Indah | Photo by the COLAtoday team

The idea was inspired by Mary Gersemalina — the creator of Chasing Mailboxes — and Columbia now has its own pedal to pavement passport to join in on the coffeeneuring fun.

How it works: 

  • The rules are simple — ride bikes, get fall beverages, and enjoy the season. 
  • ​​Download the passport + start pedaling.
  • Collect stamps when you order a seasonal coffee from participating coffee shops.
  • The goal is to pedal to as many places as possible within a seven week time frame

Where to get your stamps (and what to order):

  • Curiosity Coffee Bar, 2327 Main St. | COLAtoday City Editors recommend ordering anything with chai it’s to chai for.
  • Drip, 729 Saluda Ave. | For those who aren’t feeling coffee — order loose leaf mint tea brewed in a little glass teapot.
  • Indah Coffee, 2238 Sumter St. | For those warmer fall days — Thai Iced Coffee + Iced Lavender Latte
  • Piecewise Coffee, 2001 State St. | Pumpkin Pie Latte with oat milk 
  • Sweetwaters Coffee & Tea, 1002 Park St.  | French Vietnamese Au Lait (dark roasted French chicory coffee + sweetened condensed milk)
  • The Local Buzz Columbia, 631 B Harden St. | What locals recommend — Iced White Chocolate Lavender Latte

Cola Town Bike Collective hopes to expand this list for next year as it continues the yearly passport challenge. 

Want a bigger challenge now? This list is just the start of where you can get your caffeine fix around town, so check out this full coffee guide + see how many you can pedal to. Show us all the fall drinks by tagging your photos with @COLAtoday