Judging Coffee – Bourbon Coffee Cafe

There are few things I like more than Bourbon and Coffee so I was intrigued when I spotted this sign at 2101 L Street NW. I though I knew most of the coffee spots around town but this looks awesome. Their Web site says:

“Bourbon coffee is an international brand of specialty coffee and the first retail brand to originate from Africa. Our retail brand is built around the philosophy of producing great coffee from “crop to cup.” By building the brand in this manner we are able to directly impact the value equation for coffee farmers in Africa.

We will enter the international market with the goal of introducing fine coffees of Africa to consumers and promoting our mandates for the brand: Economic development, Sustainable Practices, Uncompromising Quality and Cultural Unity.”

You can see their menu here. They opened their first cafe in DC back in July ’09 and will be opening up cafes in NY and Boston soon. Any fans of the coffee and/or the cafe?

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  • Tremendous coffee, served with a lot of care and precision. Yum.

  • Hadn’t heard of this place. As someone who supports fair trade, this is place sounds awesome. Though I looked at their menu and bourbon was nowhere to be found.

  • Awesome coffee, beautiful space. If Patrick is still there, DEFINATELY get a coffee. That man knows his stuff; a true barista.

  • Love this place! So happy to see it featured here. Love their interior design, the colors and decor are super in there, also love that they have free wi-fi, great service and coffee that also supports the people who grow the beans directly. Very cool space. Definitely recommend checking it out.

  • This place has by far the worst horchata in the known universe. Terrible. F.

    Coffee is ok, but service is slow and I’ve been served the wrong thing on more than one occasion.

  • This place has great coffee from Rwanda, and a sister store over there, too. Also, the lemon charger is really good. Great place to hang out and work.

  • They know the coffee, and they know the locals. Very unique flavor. Even the drip is good.

  • The dc one is actually the sister store, not the other way around – it’s a Rwandan company: http://washington.bizjournals.com/washington/stories/2008/12/15/story11.html

    I haven’t been to the one in DC, but there are a bunch of branches in Kigali.

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