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From the National Cathedral:

“We are welcoming the newest edition to our restaurant group on the grounds of Washington National Cathedral!

A neighborhood coffeehouse and cafe serving Tryst Coffee, homemade pastries and desserts, breakfast treats, sandwiches, salads, and more!

Opening in December 2014, 7am-6pm, 7 days a week.

We’ll see you soon!”

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Photo by PoPville flickr user Joe in DC

From an email:

“The Bike Rack in partnership with Peregerine Espresso is offering Free HOT coffee for bicycle commuters Wednesday morning, November 12th 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!”

From a press release:

“Qualia Coffee is proud to announce our participation in the first FRESHFARM Market Thanksgiving Food Drive Coffee Fundraiser, this Sunday, November 2nd. We will be bringing our locally roasted coffee beans and cold brew to the market as well as brewing hot coffee on site. Twenty-five percent of proceeds will be donated to the FRESHFARM Markets Thanksgiving Food Drive to benefit DC Central Kitchen, an organization that serves 5,000 nutritious means to low income local residents every day.

Established in 2009, Qualia Coffee is a full service coffee shop that serves as the home of the local roastery Fresh Off the Roast. Founded on the principle of treating roasted coffee like fresh produce, the roasting label features a wide selection of single-origin beans that highlight the natural diversity of flavors that coffee can exhibit. As a retail-only roaster, we are able to ensure all of our coffee is sold within three days. You will never find Fresh Off the Roast beans on store shelves, which is why our small-batch, artisan approach to coffee roasting is a natural fit for your neighborhood farm market.

Along with several Fair-Trade and Organic certified coffees, we will be featuring offerings from some of our direct-trade partners, such as Gold Mountain Coffee Growers (Nicaragua) and Redeeming Grounds (Colombia). Owner and head roaster, Joel Finkelstein, will also be on hand to answer questions about each of the single-origin offerings as well as any questions attendees may have about growing, roasting and brewing coffee.

So come out to support a great cause this Sunday at the Dupont Circle Farm Market, 9am until 2pm.

What: Coffee Pop-Up
When: Sunday, November 2, 2014, 9AM until 2PM
Where: Dupont Circle Farmers Market
Why: To support FRESHFARM Market Thanksgiving Food Drive and, of course, good coffee

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It’s been a long time since we talked best coffee in town and with new spots seemingly opening left and right, I thought it was worth an update. Just looking at the number of good spots on the poll below is kinda amazing. I’m guessing a lot of the responses will be geographically based – like I’ll say Qualia because it’s the closest really good coffee to where I live – so if there are coffee spots that you travel to just for the coffee I’d be especially interested to know of those too. So where’s your favorite coffee cafes in town?