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Blue Bottle Coffee’s New Union Market Cafe Opens March 4

The cult roaster is giving away coffee on March 3 as part of its “community day”

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Fresh brewed coffee at Blue Bottle.
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Cult coffee chain Blue Bottle is opening its second D.C. location on Sunday, March 4, across from Union Market.

The combination cafe/local training facility (1250 Fourth Street NE) the California-based company first mentioned last summer is scheduled to begin pouring its gourmet java at 7 a.m. Customers that visit between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Saturday, March 3, can claim one free cup of coffee as part of Blue Bottle’s standard “community day” outreach — which in this case includes donating the proceeds from any on-site sales to nonprofit partner charity: water.

Blue Bottle put down roots in Georgetown last July. It’s projected to open a third location at the newly renovated Wharf later this spring; adjoining bakery District Doughnut tells Eater it’s hoping to move into its waterfront stand by May.

Blue Bottle’s Union Market outpost is projected to operate from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., seven days a week.

Status: Scheduled to open at 7 a.m. on March 4. 1250 Fourth Street NE; website.

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