I’m looking for places with extraordinary coffee in the Northern Virginia/DC/Maryland vicinity.
A recent arrival from Southern California, I’ve been spolied by the tremendous fruits of the labor of the wonderful ladies at Elan Organic as well as a generally robust artisian roaster specialty coffee scene. Shout out to Arnie Holt at Cafe Calabria (introduced me to cupping), Karen Cebrero at Elan Organic (introduced me to … well her business, and the best samples of coffee I’ve had the pleasure of tasting on the house), Chuck Patton at Bird Rock (read: cool ass dude), the Ryan Brothers (who are cool, though not great coffee), and anyone else I’m leaving out that gave me a hand back in Day-go.
So far, here in DC/VA I’ve managed to locate the following places to check out:
Chinatown Coffee Co.
Counter Culture? (they have a training center here… I guess?)
Caribou Coffee (I know it’s a chain but they’ve got great whole bean coffee and over half the White House staff take their coffee breaks here!!!)
Taken from Peregrine Espresso’s blog:
WE NEED YOUR HELP!!! Give us hints and suggestions so that we can start spreading the word about where coffee hounds like us must go.