Going Out Guide: coffee


Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 04/11/2014

From the Ground Up: The beauty of a laundromat

The third installment of an ongoing series about the launch of a local coffee shop and roastery.

By Maura Judkis  |  01:00 PM ET, 04/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Coffee, From The Ground Up, Shaw

Posted at 01:54 PM ET, 04/10/2014

Craft brew: Why your morning coffee can now be as complicated as you like

We’ve embraced the pleasures of the palate in so many areas; now it’s coffee’s turn.

By Tim Carman  |  01:54 PM ET, 04/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Coffee, Weekend Section

Posted at 02:31 PM ET, 03/31/2014

From the Ground Up: Inside Compass Coffee’s subterranean coffee lab

Coffee roasting can be an art and a science, which makes Compass Coffee’s “batcave” a studio and laboratory.

By Maura Judkis  |  02:31 PM ET, 03/31/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Coffee, From The Ground Up

Posted at 10:45 AM ET, 03/21/2014

From the Ground Up: Compass Coffee in Shaw

Two former Marines begin to navigate the caffeine-fueled path to starting a business.

By Maura Judkis  |  10:45 AM ET, 03/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Coffee, Openings, Restaurants

Posted at 05:11 PM ET, 02/06/2014

Anacostia’s Big Chair Coffee and Grill is back in business

The revamped cafe serves a menu of American and Ethiopian dishes.

By Tim Carman  |  05:11 PM ET, 02/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Anacostia, Coffee, Restaurants

Posted at 02:15 PM ET, 01/30/2014

La Colombe passes inspection, plans to open Saturday

The Philadelphia-based roaster is still awaiting final inspection before opening.

By Tim Carman  |  02:15 PM ET, 01/30/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Coffee

Posted at 02:34 PM ET, 01/15/2014

What’s happening with Maketto?

Will Sharp updates the progress on the H Street NE restaurant/shop/cafe.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  02:34 PM ET, 01/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Maketto, Restaurants, Vigilante Coffee

Posted at 01:47 PM ET, 01/07/2014

Dying to try rare, pricey Geisha coffee? Here’s your chance.

Zeke’s Coffee is hosting rare coffee cuppings this weekend.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  01:47 PM ET, 01/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  coffee, polar vortex

Posted at 12:48 PM ET, 01/06/2014

Curious coffee drinker? This (dis)loyalty card is for you.

A frequent-buyer card that encourages spreading your coffee business around.

By Alex Baldinger  |  12:48 PM ET, 01/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  coffee

Posted at 04:32 PM ET, 12/17/2013

Qualia launches reserve line with rare Yemen coffee

The specialty shop has only about two pounds of the beans, so you better move fast if you want a cup.

By Tim Carman  |  04:32 PM ET, 12/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  coffee, coffee shops

Posted at 03:41 PM ET, 12/04/2013

The Wydown pop-up on U Street ends Sunday

The McCracken brothers hope to host a second pop-up before opening their permanent shop in the Louis at 14th.

By Tim Carman  |  03:41 PM ET, 12/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  coffee, coffee shops, The Wydown

Posted at 04:31 PM ET, 12/03/2013

Dolcezza’s gelato factory won’t open until spring, but go for a taste this weekend

The storefront near Union Market will open Saturday, then shutter till spring.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  04:31 PM ET, 12/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  coffee shops, Ice Cream, Restaurants

Posted at 01:13 PM ET, 11/25/2013

Market, restaurant and eventual supper club Little Red Fox opens Tuesday

Politics & Prose and Comet Ping Pong have a new neighbor.

By Maura Judkis  |  01:13 PM ET, 11/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  coffee, Food, Openings, Restaurants

Posted at 12:03 PM ET, 11/04/2013

Bean & Bite unveils Blue Bottle Coffee with a $1 deal

It’s the first District shop to brew Oakland’s (and now Brooklyn’s) buzzy beans.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  12:03 PM ET, 11/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  coffee

Posted at 01:29 PM ET, 11/01/2013

First look: Zeke’s Coffee opens Northeast roasting shop and ‘lab’ Saturday

Stop and smell the coffee on Rhode Island Ave. NE.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  01:29 PM ET, 11/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  coffee, coffee shops, Northeast, Openings

Posted at 02:24 PM ET, 10/30/2013

Kaldi’s Coffee’s cutting-edge Steampunk system is a tempestuous brewer

If you want to see the future of coffee technology, you’ll have to wait a day or two.

By Tim Carman  |  02:24 PM ET, 10/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  coffee, coffee shops, silver spring

Posted at 11:35 AM ET, 10/30/2013

Readers have chosen their favorite D.C. coffee shop. And the winner is

More than 2,000 votes came in during a weeklong reader poll.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  11:35 AM ET, 10/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Best Coffee Shops, coffee, coffee shops

Posted at 12:09 PM ET, 10/21/2013

Vote: What’s the best coffee shop in Washington?

Who has the best brews? The most proficient latte artisan? Pick your current favorite.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  12:09 PM ET, 10/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  coffee

Posted at 12:45 PM ET, 09/13/2013

Modern Times owner opens La Mano Coffee Bar in Takoma

The coffee shop focuses on local products and ingredients, whether Ceremony coffees from Annapolis or hand pies made in-house.

By Tim Carman  |  12:45 PM ET, 09/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  coffee shops, La Mano, Tim Carman

Posted at 02:46 PM ET, 07/30/2013

The robot will take your coffee order now

Does the automated coffee shop mark the beginning of the end for baristas?

By Tim Carman  |  02:46 PM ET, 07/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  coffee, Our Robot Overlords, Tim Carman

Posted at 09:47 AM ET, 07/25/2013

Where are the best coffeehouses in Northern Virginia? (And other reader queries.)

Have a pressing question about entertainment in D.C.? Ask the Going Out Guide.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  09:47 AM ET, 07/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  coffee, Got Plans?

Posted at 01:44 PM ET, 07/23/2013

Brothers McCracken test coffee program with Wydown pop-up on U Street

The specialty coffee shop will remain at its current location until the Louis at 14th is complete, perhaps in December.

By Tim Carman  |  01:44 PM ET, 07/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  coffee, Tim Carman, U Street

Posted at 04:18 PM ET, 05/20/2013

First look at M.E. Swing coffee bar in Del Ray

The Alexandria shop breathes new life into the historic D.C. roaster, which was founded in 1916.

By Tim Carman  |  04:18 PM ET, 05/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  coffee, Tim Carman

Posted at 01:16 PM ET, 05/14/2013

Learn to roast coffee like a pro at Qualia Coffee in Petworth

The quirky coffeehouse/roasting company is looking for coffee-roasting interns

By Caitlin Dewey  |  01:16 PM ET, 05/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  coffee

Posted at 06:43 PM ET, 05/01/2013

Qualia Coffee celebrates its fourth anniversary with a Geisha

The Petworth roaster will be selling the much-hyped coffee from an experimental lot flown in from Nicaragua.

By Tim Carman | @timcarman  |  06:43 PM ET, 05/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  coffee, Tim Carman

Posted at 05:24 PM ET, 03/13/2013

Peregrine and Ceremony Coffee scooped up big awards at Coffee Fest

Find out where you can taste "America's Best Espresso."

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  05:24 PM ET, 03/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caffeine news, coffee

Posted at 12:45 PM ET, 02/22/2013

How Vigilante Coffee roasts the perfect bean

Chris Vigilante roasts small batches of coffee near H Street for the brand that takes his name.

By Maura Judkis  |  12:45 PM ET, 02/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  coffee, Food, H Street