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Want to Try Fetch's Coffee Delivery? Better Plan Ahead

Get an error message? The service is focusing on pre-orders in the mornings, at least for now.

Missy Frederick is the Cities Director for Eater.

Customers who really, really hate walking and were intrigued by the idea of having coffee delivered right to their door or workplace may have decided to give Fetch, a new coffee delivery service in D.C., a try.

Eater was among the curious and clicked on the "get coffee now" button this morning at 7:30 a.m., 8:45 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. The same message emerged: "Hello! We are currently delivering coffee. Please check back in 30 minutes." Not so fetch.

Eater reached out to Fetch's Tony Chen to find out the situation. The company, which is still in the testing phase, has decided to focus on pre-scheduled deliveries in the Northwest suburbs of D.C., he says. "Few have Starbucks in walking distance and many have children to take care of as well," he said. He says they've found they don't even have time to answer the door, so they leave it outside in an insulated container that they collect later. They're also considering a subscription model.

Once morning deliveries are over, on-demand deliveries go into effect. Eater checked around 11 a.m. this morning and no longer received an error message.