“Indie Coffee Passport” Launches in DC Tuesday

Photo by PoPville flickr user Joe Flood

From an email:

“I am pleased to announce the release of the Washington, D.C. Indie Coffee Passport on December 1st.

The Indie Coffee Passport gives customers the opportunity to discover Washington, D.C.’s independent coffee culture drink-by-drink, neighborhood-by-neighborhood. The Passport gives customers one free drink at DC’s best and hippest cafes. The Indie Coffee Passport hopes to encourage Washington residents to step outside of their regular coffee routine and explore the burgeoning coffee scene in our city.

There are 17 stops on the Washington DC Indie Coffee Passport: three Peregrine Espresso locations, Ebenezers Coffeehouse, Chinatown Coffee, M.E. Swing Company, two Pleasant Pops locations, BakeHouse, The Blind Dog Café, Sweet Science Coffee, The Potter’s House, Flying Fish Coffee and Tea, Harrar Coffee and Roastery, Qualia Coffee as well as Java Shack in Arlington, Virginia and Bump and Grind in Silver Spring, Maryland.

The $20 Passport runs from December 1st to June 31st; passport holders can visit each café and pick one of the 4-7 drinks each café has picked out for passport holders. These drinks range from a shot of espresso, to a honey lavender latte, and many other exciting options. Each café also offers a tea option for those who don’t drink coffee.”

7 Comment

  • Looks fun, but you’ll have to rush to use them all up on June 31 if you haven’t already.

  • The concept is interesting, but I’m taken aback by “Nor are SL and ICP liable in any way for any Coffee Shop that does not honour the Passport because the Coffee Shop is sold, ceases to carry on business, becomes bankrupt or insolvent or for any other reason.” I would like some reassurance that I can get a refund if a coffee shop just decides they don’t want to participate after all, you know?

    • Looks to me like the language releases ICP of liability if the coffee shop closes, not decides that they don’t want to participate. The language “insolvent for any other reason” seems to suggest that it’s referring to financial insolvency, not just deciding not to participate anymore.

      • It doesn’t say “insolvent for any other reason.” It says “insolvent OR for any other reason.” Near Northeast is right.

    • If you’re worried about the riskiness of a $20 investment you can simply just go to each store and buy a coffee/tea.

      • Accountering

        +1. We are talking $20 here. That is like 5 coffees, so even if one doesn’t honor it (seems doubtful) you still have 16 more.

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