I'm stranded out in Capitol Heights just barely in DC proper for the next two months. I need suggestions for places I can go to find a variety of whole beans at decent prices. I only have a bicycle and access to the metro, so places in DC proper are my best bet.
Thanks in advance
I was just in D.C. for little over a week and was having problems finding good coffee (with no help from the exchange, sadly). I was eventually directed to peregrine on Penn. ave. (its a little SE of the capitol, blue line to Eastern Market). It was a great shop (baristas were legit and they use counter culture coffee), but I don't think they sell whole bean. I was expecting to make it to Murky Coffee only to find out that both of Nicks stores are now closed. Supposedly he is opening a place in China Town in the next few weeks (on 5th and H I believe it was) that will be a roastery and cafe so that would be a good option..... hope that helps.
I would definitely go to Peregrine. It's across the street from the Eastern Market metro stop on Penn. Ave. and they do serve counter culture. The owner, Ryan Jensen, does a tremendous job and the baristas, as Derek said, are pretty good. And they DO sell whole bean. Give em a ring at (202) 629-4381.
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