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Baltimore-Washington DC Coffee Shops

Postby erics on Fri Feb 11, 2011 8:43 pm

Here is a starting list of Baltimore-Washington coffee shops - all with two attributes in common: they serve good coffee and they care. As "experienced" readers know, threads of all types tend to die a slow death but I will continue to add to this list based on input. Please let that input be based on more than one visit.

Baltimore Metro Area:

Artifact-Coffee
http://www.artifactcoffee.com/

Atwater's Belvedere Square
http://www.atwaters.biz/

BB's Cafe
https://www.facebook.com/pages/BBs-Cafe/178124892264804?ref=ts

Café Cito
http://cafecitobmore.com/

Dooby's Coffee
Now fully open at 802 N. Charles St.
http://www.doobyscoffee.com/

Johnny's (a restaurant and coffee bar)
http://johnnysdownstairs.com/

LAMILL Coffee - Baltimore
http://www.fourseasons.com/baltimore/dining/lamill_coffee/ or
http://www.roaste.com/CoffeeBlogs/jbviau/First-look-LAMILL-Coffee-Baltimore

Sidewalk Espresso Bar
http://www.sidewalkespresso.com/

Spro Coffee
http://http://sprocoffee.com/

Tribeca Coffee Roasters
1210 N. Charles St., Baltimore, MD 21201
443-869-4279

Woodberry Kitchen*
http://www.woodberrykitchen.com/
*Yes, a restaurant, but you will be suitably impressed by BOTH the food & espresso offerings - open for dinner and Sat/Sun brunch only. Cuppings on Friday @ 10:00 but call first.

Washington DC Metro Area:

Baked and Wired
http://bakedandwired.com/

Bayou Bakery*
http://www.bayoubakeryva.com/
*OK - a little bit of prejudice - they also serve snowballs - they know what they're doing and I, most definitely, know what I'm tasting - try Nectar.

Bean & Bite
http://www.beanandbite.com/

Big Bear Cafe
http://bigbearcafe-dc.com/blog/

Bistro Bohem
http://www.bistrobohem.com/

(The) Blind Dog Café
http://blinddogcafe.com/

Boccato Gelato & Espresso (two locations)
http://www.boccato.com/

Bread Furst
http://www.breadfurst.com/our-location

Buzz (Bakery, Coffee, & Lounge-two locations)
http://www.buzzbakery.com/

Café Aficionado
https://twitter.com/CaffeAficionado

Café Amouri
http://www.caffeamouri.com/

Cervantes Coffee
http://www.cervantescoffee.com/

(The) Coffee Bar
http://www.thecoffeebardc.com/#

Compass Coffee
http://compasscoffee.com/

Chinatown Coffee Co.
http://chinatowncoffee.com/

Dolcezza Gelato (several locations)
http://dolcezzagelato.com/

Filter Coffeehouse & Espresso Bar (two locations)
http://www.filtercoffeehouse.com/

Flying Fish Coffee & Tea
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Flying-Fish-Coffee-and-Tea/107513889314205

Kaldi's Coffee Bar
Exceptional desserts and pastries
https://www.facebook.com/kaldiscoffeebar

La Colombe
http://www.lacolombe.com/cafes

La Mano Coffee Bar
http://lamanocoffee.com/

MadCap Coffee Co. (Spring 2014 ?)
http://www.madcapblog.com/?p=702

M.E. Swing Co. (2 locations - Alexandria is in "soft opening" mode)
http://www.swingscoffee.com/

Modern Times Coffee House
http://www.moderntimescoffeehouse.com/

Nagadi Coffee
http://www.nagadicoffee.com

Northside Social
http://northsidesocialarlington.com/

Peregrine Espresso (three locations)
http://peregrineespresso.com/

Pitango Gelato (several locations)
http://www.pitangogelato.com/

Pound the Hill
http://www.poundcoffee.com/

Qualia Coffee
http://qualiacoffee.wordpress.com/

Room 11
http://www.room11dc.com/

Ted's Bulletin
http://tedsbulletincapitolhill.com/

The Coffee Bar
http://www.thecoffeebardc.com/

Tryst
http://www.trystdc.com/

Vigilante Coffee
http://www.vigilantecoffee.com/

Wydown Coffee Bar
http://thewydown.com/

Outside of Immediate Area, but Close

25 30 Espresso
http://www.facebook.com/pages/25-30-Espresso/143749662326782

Cafe Pronto (two locations)
http://www.caffepronto.com/

Evergrain Bread Co.
http://www.evergrainbreadco.com/

Hyperion Espresso
http://www.hyperionespresso.com/

HypnoCoffee (two locations)
http://hypnocoffee.blogspot.com/

Lost Dog Coffee
http://www.lostdogcoffee.com/
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Postby Javier on Fri Feb 11, 2011 11:10 pm

Wow Eric! Thanks so much for providing this list (including websites) of the local local coffee shops.
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Postby mikekarr on Sat Feb 12, 2011 10:21 am

I'd add Baked and Wired to the list in DC Metro
http://bakedandwired.com/

They serve Intelligentsia and Counter Culture and have made me some excellent V60 and espresso brews
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Postby erics on Sat Feb 12, 2011 10:31 am

You're so right about Baked & Wired - that was simply an unintentional omission which I have now corrected.
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Postby wingding on Sat Feb 12, 2011 4:02 pm

This is in the extreme commuting are of DC. Would be good for a destination during a spring road trip. Just about 12 miles from Martinsburg, WV located in Shepardstown, WV. Great atmosphere, great coffee. http://www.lostdogcoffee.com
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Postby erics on Sat Feb 12, 2011 4:13 pm

Lost Dog Coffee has been added to the list - please provide refueling stops :)
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Postby onthego on Sat Feb 12, 2011 5:02 pm

If you're in or around Adams Morgan stop by Tryst.
http://www.trystdc.com/
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Postby erics on Sat Feb 12, 2011 10:43 pm

Tryst has been added. I'm not too enthusiastic re Tryst but this thread is, most definitely, not what I like but what forum members have found to be good and worth multiple visits.
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Postby Boldjava on Sat Feb 12, 2011 10:51 pm

erics wrote:...
Peregrine Espresso
http://peregrineespresso.com/



I was in DC in August for a cupping class with Trish Rothgeb. After class we stopped at Peregrine's. I had the best macchiato that ever graced by lips. It's a definite.

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Postby aindfan on Sun Feb 13, 2011 12:05 am

Filter Coffeehouse in the Dupont neighborhood absolutely deserves to be on the list, in my opinion. They do a great job serving Cafe Pronto espresso and SO V60.

And speaking of which... is Pronto itself too far out of the way?

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