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Coffee Controversy Brewing in Hill East

by Prince Of Petworth January 30, 2018 at 2:15 pm 0


15th and A Street, NE (101 15th Street, NE)

Hill Rag reported on Saturday:

“Loaf Coffee Opens in Former Mia’s Coffeehouse Location”

Multiple readers write:

“Dear PoPville,

There is a coffee shop that just took over Mia’s space in Hill East. I wanted to learn more about the owners, and I was grossed out by their Twitter feed – it was mostly pictures of women in sexy Halloween costumes. After I wrote them a message (below), they took down their Twitter account, but they still have their podcast (Loaf Lounge) on their website. The podcast content is garbage. I’m not trying to be the mortality police, but they are hosting these images and a misogynist, immature podcast as part of their coffee brand.


screenshot sample of some podcast episodes via loafcompanies.com

There is a big population in Hill East who would love to have a coffee place, bar, or sandwich shop in their neighborhood, but I’m never stepping foot in this store.”


Photo via Loaf Companies Contact Page

The company’s reply to OP’s concerns:

“We sincerely apologize if our twitter feed had any offensive images. We haven’t used Twitter in a very long time and have now shut it down.

Loaf Companies wasn’t always just coffee.

We also had an apparel line that included activewear and we had models helping us with promotions on our social media. That was a long time ago and we thought all of those pictures had been scrubbed.

We will be going through all our social media today to remove any more of those pics. Meanwhile, we hope that there is some way we can make it up to you if you are open to coming to our shop.”

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