3 Coffee Shops You Can’t Miss in Washington, D.C.

Fuel up right at these locally-owned coffee shops in D.C.

In the nation’s capital, it’s important to stay up and keep up. Whether you’re seeking an exceptional espresso or perfect pour-over, here are three terrific coffee shops to get a buzz on in Washington, D.C.

Baked & Wired
As the name implies, there’s two specialties of the house. There’s plenty of fresh baked treats to choose from, but the cupcakes are consistently best sellers. And the D.C. coffee features beans from hip roasters all over the country, like Stumptown, Intelligentsia, and PT’s.

Compass Coffee
Founded by two former marines, this locally-owned operation has quickly grown to four locations, and is based on a simple concept: that quality, well-brewed coffee will kick off your morning on a good note and keep you headed in the right direction throughout the day.

Chinatown Coffee Co.
This downtown outfit in Penn Quarter is where coffee fanatics flock to for Chemex, siphon, pour over and French press options. Come evenings, you can unwind with a cold beer and absinthe. Assorted snacks like specialty toasts and scones are available if you’re feeling peckish.



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