Coffee Run Iowa on Instagram

This popped up on my Instagram account recently:

The initial post is quoted below:

Today, I did something wild. I started this creator account on Instagram to help fulfill one of my New Year’s resolutions: Visit (at least) one local coffee shop every week and document it. 

Why am I doing this? When I moved to the Des Moines area 4 years ago, I noticed immediately the city had a thriving coffee scene. There seemed to be a unique shop on every corner, and I couldn’t wait to try them all. 

And then the pandemic hit…And then, I took a remote job with a global company…

Since then, I’ve found myself frequenting the same coffee place, close to my home, without really exploring others, or my community for that matter. I’d like to change that.

My goal here isn’t to become Instagram famous or gain millions of followers. Rather, it’s to hold myself accountable to my weekly goal, while also providing exposure to our local coffee shops and helping them find new customers. 

I hope you’ll join me as I explore new neighborhoods, meet some cool people, and of course enjoy the best joe from around the Hawkeye state. Cheers! ☕️


Check it out if you dig coffee.