The gourmet coffee scene in D.C. is heating up again. Last year, more than a dozen new coffee spots opened in D.C. And over the past six months, several new places have popped up around town offering coffee. They include independent shops, pop ups and coffee-focused restaurants. And there are more to come. Coffee fans are keeping an eye on such projects as Trummer's Coffee and Wine Bar and more. Here now is an updated map of newly-opened coffee spots around D.C.Read More
Updating the Coffee Heatmap: New Places to Get a Caffeine Fix
New shops, pop ups, and coffee-focused restaurants are meeting the demand for gourmet coffees.
1. The Wydown
The long-awaited The Wydown popped up all over town before settling at the Louis at 14th building. Featuring a number of coffees from a wide variety of roasters, the shop offers espresso drinks and pourovers.
2. Café Diem
This Union Kitchen-affiliated pop up shares a space with Skynear Design as it prepares to open a coffee truck in a vintage Citroen. The shop is brewing pour overs, cold brew, and espresso drinks brewed with beans from Madcap, Brio, and Verve. Also find pastries from Union Kitchen's Brie Boettinger.
3. Compass Coffee
Washington, D.C. 20001
Two Marines opened this Shaw coffee shop that roasts its own beans in house. Along with a selection of nine blends, the shop serves up a variety of single origin beans. The shop also sells baked goods from 7th Street Baking.
Washington, D.C. 20007
With its own coffee bar, restaurant Malmaison offers Madcap and Cuvee espresso drinks, pourovers and drip coffees as well as a large selection of French pastries. For those who may not drink coffee, fresh juice blends are offered.
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5. Mockingbird Hill
Try coffees from a wide variety of roasters that are hard to find anywhere else in the area. Explore a variety of coffees organized from regions and vintages. Along with the conventional pour-overs and iced coffee, find mixed drinks and flights.
6. The Oval Room
Diners at The Oval Room can enjoy the visual treat of siphon coffee made at their tableside. Brewed in a device that looks similar to an hourglass, the device takes advantage of the pressure in a vacuum to brew the coffee.
At this coffee bar/bar, find pour-overs, drip coffee and espresso drinks featuring Madcap Coffee as well as brews with limited release beans and iced coffee on tap. Pair them with classic French pastries like caneles and brioche made in house.
8. Vigilante Coffee Company Roastery
Hyattsville, MD 20781
Vigilante is poised to set up a shop in Maketto when it opens. The beans are roasted in Hyattsville where there is an on site cafe serving espresso drinks, pourovers and cold brew. The cafe also offers pastries from local bakeries like Frenchies, La Flor, and Shortcake.
9. Cafe Los Suenos
Washington, DC 20036
Popping up at Mr. Yogato, Monday through Thursday mornings, this small batch roaster imports beans from founder Carlo Payes' farm in El Salvador, along with other beans from Guatemala and Ethiopia.