Having visited only two cafes in the greater Washington, D.C. area, I’m hardly in a place to dispense with anything but hasty generalizations about the D.C. coffee scene. If I did have to dabble in such fallacies, however, I’d comment on the fact that coffee in D.C., like much of the rest of the country, seems to be improving rapidly. At the same time, that progress is tempered by the fact that this good coffee comes mostly from roasters outside the D.C. area. The two exceptions are Wrecking Ball Coffee Roasters, which is still difficult to find, and Caffe Pronto, which is out of Annapolis.
But since I don’t have more to share about cafes I’ve visited, I thought I’d share some insight into many of those I wish I had time to explore. Adding to the maps section of this blog, I give you this mostly speculative coffee treasure hunt of the Washington, D.C. area, which you can also access through the coffee map tab above.