48 Essential Coffee Shops Across the DMV

This article first appeared in Eater.com on Aug 9th, 2017

In the past two years, there has been a major influx of independent coffee shops opening in Washington, which means caffeine lovers have more places than ever to get their pour-over or nitro brew fix. Local success stories such as Compass Coffee continue to multiply, while outside operators are getting in on the action too, with ongoing expansions around the city by San Francisco-based Philz Coffee, Philadelphia-born La Colombe, and, most recently, Oakland-based Blue Bottle Coffee.

Here are four dozen (and counting) of the DMV’s best coffee shops:


43 Takoma Beverage Co. (In Alphabetical Order)

Takoma Beverage Co. features pour-overs and espresso drinks made with North Carolina’s Counter Culture Coffee beans. Though the atmosphere is coffee house, there’s plenty in the order of light tartines, cocktails, and draft beer.

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