Java & Cream Coffee

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After getting scolded for not visiting North Petworth, I decided to take a walk up to the Java & Cream coffee house located around 5500 Georgia Avenue. I am happy to report that it is a fantastic independently owned coffee house. I had the opportunity to briefly chat with the owner who told me he has plans to open 4 more in the area over the coming years. The coffee was delicious and cheaper than Starbucks. I paid $2.75 for a large latte. The owner also told me that in the future there will be some live music, which I’ll post when it happens. There is a great seating area here as well, so if you live in North Petworth enjoy this fantastic coffee shop. For those who live further south, there are plans to open another store near the Petworth Metro in about two years time.

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  • Coffee puts the system under the strain of metabolizing a deadly acid-forming drug, depositing its insoluble cellulose, which cements the wall of the liver, causing this vital organ to swell to twice its proper size. In addition, coffee is heavily sprayed. (Ninety-two pesticides are applied to its leaves.) Diuretic properties of caffeine cause potassium and other minerals to be flushed from the body.

    All this went away when I quit, and it was the book that inspired me to do it called The Truth About Caffeine by Marina Kushner. There are five things I liked about this book:

    1) It details–thoroughly–the ways in which caffeine may damage your health.

    2) It reveals the damage that coffee does to the environment. Specifically, coffee was once grown in the shade, so that trees were left in place. Then sun coffee was introduced, allowing greater yields but contributing to the destruction of rain forests. I haven’t seen this mentioned anywhere else.

    3) It explains how best to go off coffee. This is important. If you try cold turkey, as most people probably do, the withdrawal symptoms will likely drive you right back to coffee.

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    5) Also, if you drink decaf you won

  • Very Interesting Comments Mr. Anonymous. Its 7 AM!!! WHERE IS MY COFFEE?!?!?!

  • If you can provide another solution that tastes great, wakes me up and helps me poop in the morning, I am all ears. I love coffee.

    That is all.

  • pop. java is about five minutes from my domicile… the coffee is indeed good. as far as being better than starbucks, i think that almost every coffee is…
    thanks for reviewing something in the northern sector of the ‘hood… but like tupac shakur said,”i aint mad atcha”..

  • So I was sipping my morning coffee and reading this….WTF? Coffee can’t be any worse for us than breathing the air in urban areas. I say…ooops, gotta go, my coffee needs refilling.

  • Yeah, make that another vote for hot, delicious, caffeine-containing coffee. Mmmm!

  • Yeah, the anti-coffee screed is akin to posting a comment about cirrhosis to a Temperance Hall or Wonderland entry….we all know it’s not the healthiest activity we engage in but we probably don’t need to be reminded through your bullet points.

  • Java & Cream is a great cafe. They are very professional and courteous… and the coffee is very good. I’m glad that the PoP is looking a bit north 🙂

  • I just moved into the condos across the street this weekend and I’m looking forward to checking Java and Cream out. I wanted to go on Sunday, but they were closed so I went to Lily’s Cafe a few blocks over…very good too!

    Thanks so much for moving your PoP observations further north!

  • PoP–thanks for the head’s up on this place.

    anonymous 1: who asked you???

  • I live a few blocks south of Java&Cream, they have great smoothies too. Thanks for the northern shout-out…

  • dear anonymous: good for you for discovering lily’s. it, too, is nice. and welcome to the ‘hood.


  • clearly anonymous #1 needs a cup of coffee. mmmm. sweet delicious java.

  • PoP,

    thanks for covering some northern petworth establishments, its the part of your hood that gets a little less coverage in the blogs/news. double thanks for introducing me to a new coffee place.

    every neighborhood needs a coffee hangout!

  • I’m all for the independent coffee shop, but I have to admit that the pumpkin spice lattes at Starbucks are freakin’ good. I’m on a two-a-day habit. It’s my secret shame. Thanks for letting me share…

  • Love Java & Cream, can’t wait for the sister establishment down south!
    Yummm, sweet, creamy, caffeine infused deliciousness!!

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