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scjavadr
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Posted Thu May 22, 2014, 5:45am
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I don't know where the original thread went about coffee shops in DC, so I guess I'll start a new one.  It's been several years since I've been to DC, and I'm wondering if any new shops are recommended or if some shops have closed.  Last time I was there I went to Peregrine Espresso and Filter.  Chinatown Coffee & Baked and Wired were on my list but I didn't make it to them.  I'm looking to go back in July.

Are these 4 still around?  Any newer ones that have popped up in the past few years?

Thanks!
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Posted Wed Aug 13, 2014, 5:18am
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I still like Peregrine the most, second is North Side Social which locate in Arlington, VA 10 mins from DC.
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Posted Fri Aug 29, 2014, 4:55pm
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Has anyone else tried La Colombe?  I thoroughly enjoyed it, well worth the trip.    I do want to make the effort to go up to Peregrine, have only heard great things.
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Posted Mon Dec 29, 2014, 11:33am
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Haven't logged in in quite a while, but I am interested in trying out some new places over the holidays.

I like North Side Social as well, great place to hang out if you are lucky with parking.

Here is a pretty good list of some of the better/more unique specialty places in DC as of right now, compiled as personal favorites of the writers at DCist - DCist 13 Best Coffee Shops In The D.C. Area

I am hoping to check out Cervantes Coffee in Springfield, VA tomorrow. They are a single origin specialty roaster and coffee house, looks like they import and serve up mostly South and Central American coffee, no blends.

http://www.cervantescoffee.com/
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Posted Mon Jan 19, 2015, 8:45am
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Love Cervantes!   Found them not five minutes from my office.  Very happy to have discovered them.
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Posted Mon Jan 19, 2015, 9:01am
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Peregrine on Capitol Hill (across PA Ave. from the Eastern Market subway station) is still wonderful and not to be missed.  When my office was downtown, Swing's (at 17th & G Streets, NW, near the White House) was always very good and still is. They also have a shop in nearby Alexandria, VA.
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Posted Mon Jan 19, 2015, 1:06pm
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A few weeks ago I went to http://www.caffeamouri.com near Tyson's.  Parking's tough, but the coffee is fantastic. Talked to the owner for a while and it's a real passion project for him. Espresso was terrific. They roast their own.
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Posted Fri Feb 13, 2015, 12:11pm
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For what it's worth: I went on a walking tour of a bunch of DC shops the other weekend. I primarily drank caffè macchiato's (ranked the top four). Flying fish and Qualia run neck and neck.... in some ways I give Qualia an edge but Flying Fish had the best flavor in the cup!

#1 Flying Fish Coffee & Tea- down home chill atmosphere and the coffee was STELLAR.

Tryst- cool ambiance (though insanely busy), lame coffee flavor though.

Wydown - a bit cramped but cool; super technical weighing at every step of the pull but not so impressive flavor.

Stopped at Ted's Bulletin for a bakery treat.

#3 Compass Coffee - Cool place and excellent coffee.

The folks at Compass recommended La Colombe but we didn't have time to stop there.

#4 Chinatown coffee- nice place and good coffee.

#2 Qualia Coffee- cool place and awesome coffee (roaster setup in the back!).
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