Beans at various stages of roasting at Vigilante Coffee in Hyattsville. (Amanda Voisard/For the Washington Post)

A curated list of local and regional coffee roasters, and a sampling of where to find their beans:

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Beanetics Coffee Roasters, 7028 Columbia Pike, Annandale, 703-941-4506, www.beanetics.com.

The micro-roaster produces a number of house blends (including the delightfully named Neanderthal and Cro Magnon) and roasts single-origin beans as well. Availability: in-store, online and the Local Market in Falls Church.

Blessed Coffee, P.O. Box 5933, Takoma Park, 301-802-2812, www.blessedcoffee.us.

One of Maryland’s first benefit corporations — a company that combines doing social good with making a profit — Blessed sources only single-origin beans from Ethio­pia. Availability: online, the Takoma Park-Silver Spring Co-Op and the Black Lion Market on 14th Street NW.

Ceremony Coffee Roasters, 90 Russell St., Suite 500, Annapolis, 410-626-0011, www.ceremonycoffee.com.

Formerly known as Caffe Pronto, Ceremony roasts a wide range of single-origin coffees and blends, including a blend for Restaurant Eve. Availability: in-store, online, Filter Coffeehouse, Pleasant Pops in Adams Morgan and some Whole Foods locations.


A shelf in the Chesapeake Bay Roasting Company showroom in Crofton displays the different coffees brewed there. (Jonathan Newton/The Washington Post)

Chesapeake Bay Roasting Company, 2100 Concord Blvd., Crofton, Md., 410-454-0102, www.cbrccoffee.com.

The company sells a variety of blends, flavored and single-origin coffees (many certified organic). Availability: in-store, online and select Whole Foods and Giant Food stores.

Compass Coffee, 1535 Seventh St. NW, www.compasscoffee.com.

With their high-tech coffee toys and top-of-the-line equipment that would be the envy of many small roasters, the two former Marines behind Compass have developed nine custom blends, mixing and matching single-origin beans that they also sell on their own. Availability: in-store, online, Glen’s Garden Market, Yes! Organic Market and Baked & Wired.

Harrar Coffee & Roastery, 2904 Georgia Ave. NW, 202-299-0101, www.harrarcoffeeroastery.com.

The Ethi­o­pian family-run shop focuses on single-origin beans from Ethi­o­pia, Kenya, Colombia and Peru. Availability: in-store and online.


A selection of coffee beans from Harrar Coffee and Roastery. (Holley Simmons/For The Washington Post)

Java House, 1645 Q St. NW, 202-387-6622, m.mainstreethub.com/javahouse.

This Dupont Circle institution offers a house blend, flavored coffees and single-origin beans from such countries as Ethi­o­pia, Sumatra, Kenya and Colombia. Availability: in-store only.

Mayorga Organics, 15151 Southlawn Lane, Rockville, 301-315-8093, www.mayorgaorganics.com.

Formerly known as Mayorga Coffee, the roaster has expanded into other products but remains invested in certified organic and GMO-free coffees from Central and South America, including blends and single origins. Availability: in-store, online, Costco, Mom’s Organic Market and Giant Food locations.

M.E. Swing Coffee Roasters, 501 E. Monroe Ave., Alexandria, 703-370-5050, www.swingscoffee.com.

The roaster, whose history traces back nearly 100 years, has experienced a renaissance under owner Mark Warmuth, who has pushed the old timer into the specialty coffee arena. Swing’s balances its classic blends (Mesco, G Street) with single-origin beans from around the world. Availability: in-stores, online, Whole Foods and Broad Branch Market.


Freshly roasted and bagged coffee at M.E. Swing's Coffee in Alexandria. (Astrid Riecken/For The Washington Post)

Misha’s Coffeehouse and Roaster, 102 S. Patrick St., Alexandria, 703-548-4089, www.mishascoffee.com.

This Old Town institution roasts single-origin coffees from all over the world and produces its own in-house blends, including the time-honored Caravan Blend. Availability: in-store and online; blends available at select Whole Foods stores.

Qualia Coffee, 3917 Georgia Ave. NW, 202-248-6423, www.qualiacoffee.com.

The Petworth specialty shop typically offers 11 single-origin coffees daily, plus a decaf. Availability: in-store, online and the Columbia Heights Community Marketplace (in season).

Quartermaine Coffee Roaster, 4817 Bethesda Ave., Bethesda, 301-718-2853; 10400 Old Georgetown Rd., Bethesda, 240-396-6319, www.quartermaine.com.

Launched by some Starbucks founders who cashed out early, Quartermaine roasts single origins from around the world and creates in-house blends, including a chicory-flavored New Orleans Blend. Availability: in-stores and online.

Rappahannock Coffee and Roasting, 2406 Columbia Pike, Arlington, 703-271-0007, www.therappahannockcoffee.com.

The neighborhood shop fires up the roaster once a week, usually for an espresso blend and single origin beans from Sumatra, Mexico or Honduras. Availability: in-store only.

Rise Up Coffee, 618 Dover Rd., Easton, Md., 410-822-1353, www.riseupcoffee.com.

The roaster has two other locations, but the Easton shop is the showcase space, where they roast custom blends (such as the Maryland Blend) as well as occasional single origins sold in Mason jars, all of them certified organic. Availability: in-stores, online and select Whole Foods.

Sidamo Coffee and Tea, 417 H St. NE, 202-548-0081, www.sidamocoffeeandtea.com.

As the name implies, Sidamo focuses on just single-origin Ethio­pian beans, serving only a single varietal a day. Availability: in-store only.


A bag of Nicaraguan beans at Vigilante Coffee in Hyattsville. (Amanda Voisard/For the Washington Post)

Vigilante Coffee, 4327 Gallatin St., Hyattsville, 240-696-1841, www.vigilantecoffee.com.

After roasting in a shipping container and a basement for more than two years, owner Chris Vigilante opened his spacious Hyattsville shop in July. He focuses on single origin beans exclusively and has developed direct trade relationships with growers in Hawaii, where Vigilante went to college. Availability: in-store, online, Yes! Organic Market and Glen’s Garden Market.

Zeke’s Coffee, 2300 Rhode Island Ave. NE, 202-733-2646, www.zekescoffeedc.com.

Owner John Kepner runs this Washington outlet of the family-owned roastery that launched in Baltimore in 2005. With its custom Sivetz air roaster, Zeke’s produces both single-origin coffee and in-house blends, including the popular Hippie Blend. Availability: in-store, online, Glen’s Garden Market and Mom’s Organic Market, among other places.


Bags of Zeke's Coffee at the Northeast D.C. facility. (Lavanya Ramanathan/The Washington Post)