I am a two-cup-a-day guy. I enjoy my morning brew before starting my day, and I find I need a cup after lunch to both push through the early afternoon hours and to provide a diversion from my computer screen at work. (There are days that a third cup is needed, but for a much different reason.) On the weekends my caffeine fix is just as evident, but I relish in the luxury of options for how to feed the need.
We coffee-drinkers (and even the random tea-partier) have copious choices for enjoying that flat white or double-shot or mocha-dunka-whatever. Need a quick fix and something like an old standby? Dunkin’ Donuts might be your place (bonus points for being able to take the kid for ice cream while dad enjoys a coffee). In the need for something bold for a long drive out of town? Take your pick from a number of Starbucks locations on the Hill.
Feel like lingering over a craft-brewed café au lait while taking in the bustling scenery of Eastern Market? Peregrine is your place. Hot lunch with your fancy latte? Pound may be your pleasure. Perhaps you want to enjoy a walk in the neighborhood with your hot beverage of choice; head to Ebenezer’s on 2nd Street NE or Jacob’s on 8th Street NE. (Hint, hint Crepes on the Corner – you’re needed in Southeast.) You can literally choose your coffee based on your mood, your need, your location, and your time frame.
SOVA, Sidamo, Marvelous Market, Port City Java – I know I am missing others, and I am not even starting to list the restaurants that offer a good cup of joe or an authentic espresso. Capitol Hill is a neighborhood that loves its coffee and appreciates variety. We are nothing if not well-caffeinated.