Barismo is a great shop conveniently located in East Arlington. I'd be stopping here daily if I didn't bring my coffee to work. It's a funky shop with a lot of coffee for sale and some seating. I sat at a communal table with Brad, a recent transplant to East Arlington from North Carolina. That people would sit together and expect to talk is a great thing and kudos to Barismo for encouraging it. My cappuchino was great. I only wish that I had the tolerance for a second cup, which I considered.
Perhaps the only interesting part of the day is how I found Barismo. After school drop off Wednesday, I found myself talking with the owner of Sip and Dave, a parent from East Arlington and the subject was, predictably, coffee. Jared has been part of Boston coffee world for a while now and Dave is just an interested consumer like me. He mentioned Barismo, which he liked. Jared also had a great opinion of Barismo. And so I decided my last coffeeneuring trip of 2015 should be to Barismo. And it was well worth it.
As you all know today (11/14/2015) is the day after the November 13 terrorist attacks in Paris. I feel pretty awful about the future right now, much like I did in the days after 9/11. I don't know what the next days or years will bring but it is certain that more war is possible. I thought an early morning ride, a strong habit for me, would be calming and it was. So was my conversation at the coffee shop. But history is happening outside my little bubble and I have little control over it and it looks uncertain.
|My ride for the day, a 2007 Indy Fab Club Racer, well lit for an early, but not too early, departure.|
|There isn't much color right now but the sun lighting up some bare crowns was pretty .|
|A cappuccino from Barismo.|
|The newly constructed Mass Ave with sparse bike parking and the new bike lane.|