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Time to start a topic under DC Dining for Vigilante Coffee since they have been serving coffee for around a year in pop-up formats and have been at the Hogo location since March, 2013. They'll have their own enduring outpost at Maketto which will be opening....er...sometime soon...I guess. First, makes sense to link to the topic already established under Shopping & Cooking. Will leave to the Mods whether best to combine the two topics here since, as a still-relatively-new and smaller roaster/retailer, Vigilante would be more consistent with how Caffe Amouri and Qualia are categorized here on DR.com. I was in to the Hogo pop-up earlier this week for my first visit. Five coffees were displayed in jars on the counter and available for pourovers using Kalita Wave Drippers. I had the "Maui Mocha" which the server told me was the "world's smallest bean." Indeed it was small but tough to verify that claim for any who'd care to challenge it (not me). Vigilante has a distinctive Hawaiian focus explained fully on the website (link in the first sentence just above). The Maui coffee was fairly smooth and lower acidity but still with nice body. I enjoyed it. They also had two from Central America (El Salvador and Guatemala), a Columbian and Jamaican Blue. They have a very basic espresso setup (Simonetti machine). I'd guess espresso drinks aren't the thing to get here though they are planning a full, Marzocco-enabled espresso operation at Maketto so that'll be the time to take that plunge. Typical baked good assortment. Not sure about WiFi since this is a bar/restaurant by night.
Just wanted to give a shout out to Southern Skies Coffee Roasters. Two employees, including Beto, who is a member of the community here. Ordered a couple of pounds of Costa Rica Tarrazu that I have French-pressed for a few days now and have really enjoyed it. City roast, not overly done. Seems to be the only coffee available right now.
Mdwizard posted a topic in Coffee Shops and RoastersGrace Street Coffee website I just visited here for the first time to pick up a bag of beans to brew at home. To my taste, the beans were a little over-roasted (I prefer Counter Culture, for reference), but I'd say it was about on par with other local roasters in the area. I was inspired to try them after seeing Blue Bottle was planning to open up a shop nearby. Interested to see how they do in DC.