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Bike to Chicago's iconic coffee shops

bike ride

Bike to Chicago's iconic coffee shops

1 review
Paused until 30 April. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
2.5 hours
Group size
Up to 6 people
Includes
Food
Hosted in
English
bike ride

Bike to Chicago's iconic coffee shops

bike ride

Bike to Chicago's iconic coffee shops

1 review
Paused until 30 April. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
2.5 hours
Group size
Up to 6 people
Includes
Food
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

This experience has been inspired by my love of coffee and bikes. We will visit by bike and on foot 3-4 of the most iconic specialty coffee shops in Chicago, spanning 5 neighborhoods—places you won't necessarily find in tour guides, so you'll be able to see and experience the 'real' Chicago. Each shop has its unique style—from the 80's game arcade vibes to ultra modern coffee lab. You're welcome to taste as many beverages as you'd like, but don't worry, there's no obligation whatsoever—that would be a lot of caffeine! Each stop, however, will provide a great opportunity for you to ask any coffee (also tea and kombucha) question, so hopefully, it will be an educational as well as an experiential tour. I'll pull back the curtain and reveal my secrets of professional coffee, tea, and kombucha making. Be prepared for a good amount of exercise. We'll cover the total of up to 5.8 miles. A good portion by bike but also on foot (some of the coffee shops are fairly close to each other). We'll finish the tour with a short bike ride on probably the most enjoyable bike path in Chicago—The 606—abandoned rail line converted into a multi-use recreational trail—it's truly spectacular.

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Your host

Learn more about Maciej

Maciej

I'm a coffee professional and the founder of Black Fodder Coffee Co.—a craft coffee (and now tea and kombucha) venture. I live and breathe (drink, really) coffee every day. I've lived in Europe and the US, which helped me refine my tastes and sense of aesthetics—I'll take you to coffee shops with the best vibes in Chicago. My background is in teaching (English as a second language), so I'm pretty good at explaining things, so go ahead, ask away! Fun fact: I'm type 1, with a 9 wing on Enneagram.

What's included

Food
A nutritious nut bar Almonds, cashews, and walnuts. Please, let me know if you have a nut allergy, I'll try to accommodate​​.

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Where you'll be

Finding good coffee can be challenging. I've visited a lot of average shops, so I can take you only to the best specialty ones. You can also count on my expertise and recommendations of what is worth trying in each of them. As we sip the delicious beverages, I'll gladly share some tips on how to prepare coffee, tea, and kombucha at home like a pr​o. Your friends will be impressed!

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 18 and up can attend. We'll keep a low to moderate pace during biking and walking. Please, wear comfortable shoes and adequate clothes. Make sure you're prepared in case of rain.

More tips

I strongly suggest downloading a Divvy app on your phone and buying an Explorer Pass ($15/day) before you come. Please, note: you're responsible for your own safety at all times.
Maciej
Bike to Chicago's iconic coffee shops
1 review
£38/person
1 review
£38/person