This is a good opportunity to compare your caffeine high to Paul Peloquin's caffeine high. This guy is revved, and we do mean revved.
Peloquin, a long-distance motorcyclist from Salem, Ore., is on the road (as you read this) to visit every Dutch Bros. Coffee Shop — all 162 of them in seven western states — in 162 hours, or a little less than seven days. His 5,000-mile route (he labels it "Dutch Treat") will take him from Colorado Springs, Colo., to Grant's Pass, Ore., where Dutch Bros. has its company headquarters.
And, yep, Peloquin's route includes the drive-up Dutch Bros. kiosk in Wenatchee. If road conditions allow, he'll whip into the local drive-through at 5:54 p.m. Monday on his way from Spokane to Lacey. Fans of coffee and motorcycles (he rides a Yamaha FJR 1300) are encouraged to stop by and quickly snap a photo that can be posted on the Dutch Bros. Facebook page. We say quickly because Peloquin won't be lingering to slurp the foam off a double mocha (his favorite espresso drink). He'll pull in, nod hello, take a GPS reading for proof of position and then zoom westward.
Peloquin, a former corrections officer, is taking the Dutch Bros. tour to help raise awareness and money for the nonprofit Shelly's House, a transitional facility in Salem for women recently released from prison. The guy also loves coffee, according to Dutch Bros. spokeswoman Megan McMorris. "He's well-known at all the Dutch Bros. in the Salem area," she said. "He's visits every Salem location on a regular basis."
Details: Dutch Bros. Coffee, 1026 N. Miller St. Phone: 888-2467. More info on Peloquin, his motorcycle, the Dutch Treat route and Shelly's House transitional center are at his website: twowheelsfortransition.org.