Illy coffee is no longer just served within the confines of hotels in Washington. This Italian coffee, huge in Europe and identified from afar by its red-and-white lowercase logo, has been expanding in the nation's capital for the past couple of years. Many cafes and restaurants all over this cosmopolitan city are now serving the coffee.
Illy rep Jan Anderson attributes the expansion to D.C.'s multicultural and travel-centric customer base. "In this specifically international setting, Illy is particularly loved by both the ultra-sophisticated local audience and business travelers who are delighted to find their favorite coffee that they enjoy at home, even when their home is on the other side of the world," she told Eater.
A cup of the brew can be pricier than other brands. But, when asked by Eater why they chose Illy, many owners and managers tended to gush over the quality and taste of the coffee. Below are some of the venues where coffee lovers can get their Illy fix. Have a favorite spot for your Illy fix? Share it in the comments section.
[Photo: Illy Cafe Foggy Bottom]