Thanks to all who sent us emails and tweets about the new signage at Compass Coffee opening soon in the former laundromat next door to Ivy and Coney in Shaw.
“We are a new cafe and roastery dedicated to making real good coffee. We import our beans from all over the world and roast them on site in our cafe to ensure we produce the best tasting coffee in the city.”
Culture Coffee opened up back in Nov. of last year. A great score for that former coffee desert. Now they’ve applied for a liquor license too (I think Qualia and Filter might be the last coffee shops left without liquor licenses…)
The liquor license placard also has one of the funnier typos I’ve seen:
“Coffee Shop that serves sandwiches, pastries, snakes. Entertainment Endorsement/Cover Charge, Open Music, Poetry, Book Readings. Occupancy load 15.”
Hours of operation are listed as Sunday: 10am – 5pm, Monday through Friday: 7am – 10pm, Saturday: 8am – 10pm.
“We have this Ethiopian Coffee Ceremony going every Saturday mornings at 11:30am, when we roast a specialty coffee and offer consumers free samples. During the ceremony, our barista also wear traditional Ethiopian clothing and we talk about the tradition.”
“Compass Coffee – Real good coffee coming to Washington, DC. Summer 2014.
We are a new cafe and roastery dedicated to making real good coffee. We import our beans from all over the world and roast them on site in our cafe to ensure we produce the best tasting coffee in the city.”
With La Colombe in Blagden Alley, The Coffee Bar at 12th and S St, NW and Wydown coming to 14th Street – Shaw is becoming a seriously solid coffee spot.