sweet science
2nd floor of 18th and Wyoming Ave, NW

From Sweet Science Coffee:

“Need an extra shot? Try a shot of Whisky-Coffee! We are proud to introduce Whisky-Whisper by District Roasters from Tomball, TX for a limited time and as a DC exclusive at Sweet Science.

This outstanding roast is created by taking sweet, full bodied beans from Papua New Guinea, aging them in Tennessee sourced JD-oak barrels, and hand roasting them in small batches to bring out the Whisky flavor.

We will serve this Coffee as a delicious Cocktail in our Starsign-Series from July 23rd til August 22nd.

We will also run Whisky-Coffee in our slow dripper to create a truly amazing Cold Brew which will be served in a limited quantity in addition to our house Cold Brew Sweet Saxon.

September 13th will be our Grand Opening / Adams Morgan Day
We will also be starting Sweet Science Salons, a series of intimate evening events featuring Literature readings, Music and Film with Coffee-Drinks and small plates.”

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Photo courtesy Bike Rike

It’s that time of the month:

“The Bike Rack in partnership with Peregerine Espresso is offering Free HOT and ICED coffee for bicycle commuters Wednesday morning, July 22nd from 7:30 am until approximately 9:30 am. We will be at the corner of 14th and Q, NW handing out free cups of coffee as you make your way into work or wherever you are headed. Bring your own travel mug or grab one of our cups. Look for our banner, stop by and have a cup of joe on us!”

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1020 19th Street, NW

Thanks to a couple of readers for sending word. Retrospect Coffee and Tea opened up at 19th and L St, NW back in July 2013. Their phone has been disconnected but their website said:

“Retrospect Coffee and Tea is a European-style coffeehouse with rich international flavor and an appreciation for both the art and the science of making the world’s finest beverages. Located in downtown Washington D.C. at 19th and K NW, it offers traditional Italian espresso, cappuccino, lattes, French press, café au lait, Spanish cortado, Soviet coffee, Swiss café, Turkish and Vietnamese coffees. Additionally, Retrospect features black coffee specially prepared using the pour-over method – each cup is handmade using precision calibrated equipment and its preparation is perfectly measured and timed.

Retrospect also offers a wide variety of specialty teas including such exquisite brands as Oolong, Phoenix, Peony White, Kenya Black, Herbal Energizer and Holy Detox. All of our teas are crafted with the best possible all-natural ingredients. Retrospect also offers an authentic Masala Chai that highlights the complexity and depth of flavor of quality black tea as well as a meticulously crafted selection of Indian spices.

In addition to coffee and tea service, Retrospect offers a lighter food menu, which ranges from New York style bagels and simple yet hearty breakfast sandwiches to gourmet items such as European Salami and salmon gourmet sandwiches. Delicious pastries are also available.”

Updates when we learn who takes over the space.

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royal-open
501 Florida Ave, NW

Sweet – The Royal soft opens today:

“Need a caffeine fix? We’re #softopening today w/limited coffee service 9-1 & free samples of our house #coldbrew!”

On the LeDroit Park listserv an ANC commisioner adds:

“-5pm to close, the bar will be open.”

Thanks to a reader who stopped in earlier for sending these shots:

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3155 Mt. Pleasant St, NW

One reader tweets us:

Habit in MTP is open. More Tryst than Filter. M-F 7-2, Sa-Su 8-2 Nice people, good tunes, PM lounge coming soon.”

This is the former speakeasy space below Radius next to Purple Patch.  Updates when more info is known on the lounge.  I also peeked inside on Saturday morning:

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Also Purple Patch is now open for brunch

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