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Chinatown Coffee and Tea

Name: Chinatown Coffee and Tea Location: 475 H Street Northwest, Washington, D.C. Roasters: Intelligentsia Coffee and Tea and rotating guest coffees Rating: 4-

Good coffee in the Washington D.C. area used to be synonymous with the name Murky Coffee. Sadly, I never did make it to Murky before the IRS closed the Capital […]

A Pitstop at Patterson Perk

Name: Patterson Perk Location: 2501 Eastern Avenue, Baltimore, MD Roaster: ? (see below) Rating: 2-

I first picked up on Patterson Perk in a lengthy thread on CoffeeGeek. What I read didn’t give me tremendous confidence, but most of the entries were also a few years old. Unfortunately, the other two articles I found […]

coffee@home: Counter Culture Decaf Peru

Beans: Decaf Valle Del Santuario from San Ignacio Peru Roaster: Counter Culture Coffee (picked up at bluehouse) Rating: 3

On my recent trip to bluehouse, I had them package me some beans to take home. I haven’t tried too many Counter Culture coffees at home and was still riding high on the terrific CCC’s […]

bluehouse is a Very Fine House

Name: Bluehouse Location: 1407 Fleet Street, Baltimore, MD Roaster: Counter Culture Coffee Rating: 3-

There’s a point, usually all too soon, that one reaches their fill of conference coffee. After all, conference coffee is there to sustain and not to enjoy. It doesn’t need to be this way, and the conference coffee I was […]

Woodberry Kitchen

Name: Woodberry Kitchen Location: 2010 Clipper Park Road, No. 126, Baltimore, MD Roaster: Counter Culture Coffee Rating: 3+

Before heading off to Baltimore, I had found what looked like a recent addition to the their budding coffee scene. Artifact Coffee, as it was known, looked like a beautiful, modern space and their folks clearly knew […]

Way Down in the ‘Spro

Name: ‘Spro Coffee Location: 320 York Road, Towson, MD (inside the Baltimore County Library) Roaster: Origin’s Organic Coffee Rating: 3+

You can’t talk about Baltimore coffee without discussing ‘Spro or its owner, Jay Caragay, a force of personality in the specialty coffee scene. Jay has competed in nearly all, if not every, barista competition […]