Rendering courtesy The Lawrence Group
From Blue Bottle:
“The Grand Opening of Blue Bottle’s Union Station cafe is Sunday, May 27. On Saturday, May 26, the cafe will host a Community Day, where the public is invited to enjoy a coffee, on the house. Food and merchandise will also be available for purchase, and all sales will go to the cafe’s community partner, charity: water, a nonprofit organization bringing clean and safe drinking water to people in developing countries.
Guests may also support charity: water by providing donations directly to the organization upon purchases at any Blue Bottle cafe in Washington, D.C.
Community Day: Saturday, May 26 from 9am-3pm
Grand Opening: Sunday, May 27
50 Massachusetts Ave NE, Unit M160 (or Main Hall)
Every Blue Bottle cafe is built with an understanding of the surrounding environment, including its history, population, and geography. Cafes are both a unique representation of the Blue Bottle craft and a respectful tribute to the communities in which they are located. The Union Station cafe was designed by The Lawrence Group.
Located in one of the country’s busiest rail stations, Blue Bottle’s Union Station kiosk is like a La Marzocco espresso machine: compact, elegant, and a show-off under pressure. The footprint for the floating cafe–just a stone’s throw from the Station’s historic grand hall–marks the portal where travelers once embarked trains. The Blue Bottle kiosk is a different kind of passageway, one that offers a moment’s repose. Guests, whether arriving in Washington, D.C., or preparing to travel far from there, can enjoy a pour over or espresso drink while admiring the architectural grandeur of a bygone era and the firecracker energy of the bustling present.”