How much caffeine would it take you make you have to crawl back home? Oklahoma City residents are about to get a chance to find out, with the city's first official, organized Caffeine Crawl on February 16.
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If you think the pan-shaped state is all Sonic drive-ins and Dr Pepper, allow us to introduce you to the brains behind some quality beans, deep in America's Heartland: Elemental Coffee Roasters.
Coffee comes with its share of mystical, often even whimsical origin stories ("Didja hear the one about the goatherd whose livestock took to dancing after chomping on some potent little red berries?"), but you don't need a book of fables to get a taste of the stuff's history. Especially if you ever get a chance to witness (and drink the fruits of) an Ethiopian coffee ceremony.
The fist-sized baked goodies immigrated here along with the throngs of Eastern Europeans that struck out west during the Oklahoma territory's land run. The small town of Prague, Oklahoma, even has an annual kolache festival in May to celebrate the Czech confection.
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