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  1. A new map of independent coffee houses in the greater DC area. There are now so many, I did not feel compelled to list every one I'm aware of. Some I've left off because I feel they just don't serve good product. Happy to take requests for additions, or editorial comments. Will add to the map as I learn of new places.
  2. After a brief hiatus, I hit the road again on Friday, this time to Filter, just off Connecticut on 20th St., NW. It's on a nice mostly-residential block and easy-to-miss if you aren't looking for it. Quite tiny--5 or 6 small tables along the wall, a cute patio in front with just a bench and one lonely chair (they've ordered more!). Good indie tunes playing not too TOO loud I had a pour-over and,since I sat and chatted with a friend for some time, was able to have an espresso before I left. Staff quite friendly, operation very efficient, quite a line had formed by 8:30. Food offerings very narrow in comparison to Big Bear, Mid-City etc No fruit or yogurt or granola etc., just breads. Both the pour over and the espresso were very nice-the pour overs come in two categories-mine was the lower and ran 2.50 for 12 oz. Espresso nicely prepared. A bit on the acidic end of scale for my taste but really just fine. Supplier is Cafe Pronto. All in all, definitely big giant step up from Sbux and Caribou quality-wise and free of attitude but a bit cramped and lacks the home-y atmosphere of a Big Bear, Sidamo or Sova. --- [The following posts have been split into separate threads: Coffee Nature (arcturus) Dolcezza (porcupine) Ebeneezer's Coffeehouse (saf) The Wydown Coffee Bar (TedE) Mug N' Muffin (twinsdaddy) Java Shack (daveo) South Block (RWBooneJr) Bump 'n' Grind (Kev29)]
  3. Red Hen is a sunny coffee shop along the main drag of tourist boutiques in Easton. They feature several single origin coffees brewed fresh using pour through technology. Good cup of Yirgacheffe Kochere from Ethiopia. This is the kind of chill relaxed coffee shop that DC-ites would like to see more of in DC. Didn't try any food, but they offer a variety of breakfast, sandwiches, and pastry items. Ajoining the coffee shop is a small cafe which doubles as a music venue called NightCat.
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