Espuma No. 51

close up photography of cocoa powder

ESPUMA (noun: froth)

a weekly curated collection of

coffee & chocolate themed

articles, items & thoughts.

JUST THE CAPPUCCINO FROTH. FOR YOUR WEEKEND.

Coffee & Reading the morning paper

Good morning, DC, and happiest of Fridays.

[DC COFFEE GOSSIP] Dupont Circle! Have you gotten your free drip coffee yet? ala Coffee+More is providing drip coffee through the end of September.

[DC COFFEE GOSSIP] “D.C.’s Armenian community has a new place to gather over slices of layered honey cake, diamonds of baklava, and cups of unfiltered coffee served with imported dried apricots. Yerevan, a cafe and market named after the capital city of the Eurasian country, opened near the end of August in Adams Morgan.”

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Espuma No. 50

photo of person pouring chocolate on a silver mini bowl

ESPUMA (noun: froth)

a weekly curated collection of

coffee & chocolate themed

articles, items & thoughts.

JUST THE CAPPUCCINO FROTH. FOR YOUR WEEKEND.

Coffee & Reading the morning paper

Good morning, DC, and happiest of Fridays.

[DC COFFEE GOSSIP] Dupont Circle! Breaking news. Ala restaurant just opened ala Coffee+More on Monday. FREE drip coffee through the end of September. We visited on opening day and it was delicious.

[DC COFFEE GOSSIP] Cafe Integral opened in the Generator hotel at 3900 Connecticut Avenue and the coffee is great. If you live in Dupont, mention it and get a discount!

[DC COFFEE GOSSIP] “D.C.’s Armenian community has a new place to gather over slices of layered honey cake, diamonds of baklava, and cups of unfiltered coffee served with imported dried apricots. Yerevan, a cafe and market named after the capital city of the Eurasian country, opened near the end of August in Adams Morgan.”

[READING] “Perfecting The Legendary Chocolate Martini”

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Espuma No. 49

top view photo of coffee near cookies

ESPUMA (noun: froth)

a weekly curated collection of

coffee & chocolate themed

articles, items & thoughts.

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Coffee & Reading the morning paper

Good morning, DC, and happiest of Fridays. Enjoy the beautiful autumn weather.

[NEW TIME CUPSOUL ARTICLE] Best Coffee Shops in Adams Morgan. We had a blast covering this list; I bet it has names that you haven’t tried.

[DC COFFEE GOSSIP] Cracked Eggery is now open in Cleveland Park and serves Compass Coffee 🙂 Another option for Cleveland Park folks, where good coffee is currently “slim pickings.” (+Their egg sandwiches look amazing.)

[DC COFFEE GOSSIP] Dupont Circle! Breaking news. Ala restaurant is opening ala Coffee+More on Monday. FREE drip coffee through the end of September. See their post below.

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Espuma No. 48

ESPUMA (noun: froth)

a weekly curated collection of

coffee & chocolate themed

articles, items & thoughts.

JUST THE CAPPUCCINO FROTH. FOR YOUR WEEKEND.

Coffee & Reading the morning paper

Good morning, DC, and happiest of Friday’s. Welcome to September! 🙂

[SUPPORT] How to Help Louisiana Residents Impacted by Hurricane Ida

[CHOCOLATE VIDEO/TED TALK] Mexico’s Ancient Chocolate-Making Tradition 🙂

[CHOCOLATE + COFFEE GOSSIP] “The food tech company is emerging from stealth to bring its reverse-engineered candy, coffee and peanut butter to consumers looking for more sustainable and accessible options.”

[CHOCOLATE GOSSIP] Scientists discover the inexpensive secret to making ‘perfectly smooth chocolate’

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Espuma No. 47

ESPUMA (noun: froth)

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coffee & chocolate themed

articles, items & thoughts.

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Coffee & Reading the morning paper

Good morning, DC, and happiest of Friday’s. It’s pumpkin spice latte season! 🙂

[DC COFFEE SHOP GOSSIP] It’s back as of this week! PUMPKIN SPICE. The beloved autumn drink has returned to the District. Find your favorite PSL at local Starbucks, DC Compass Coffee locations (click to read our review), and more. We’ll keep you posted on the best local seasonal drinks. Article coming soon! +Starbucks is trying to make “apple” a thing this year. Have you heard about the Apple Crisp Macchiato? Tried it?

[DC COFFEE SHOP GOSSIP] RĀKO Coffee Roasters Opens a Clarendon Cafe This Weekend

[NEW ARTICLE: COFFEE/CHOCOLATE LIFESTYLE] How-To Find More “Slow Living,” Calm & Creativity in a City Like Washington, DC.” Our latest article with more than 10 tips for your weekend and the weeks to come.

[CHOCOLATE GOSSIP] New report shows 20 percent global growth for dark chocolate since 2016.

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Espuma No. 46

ESPUMA (noun: froth)

a weekly curated collection of

coffee & chocolate themed

articles, items & thoughts.

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Coffee & Reading the morning paper

Good morning, DC, and happiest of Friday’s. It’s raining here in the District, but we got our mini fridge this week (we’re still waiting on the big one to be replaced if you’ve been following this saga the past few ESPUMA’s).

The mini fridge is a tiny powerhouse and honestly, it’s made us so thankful for every working appliance that we have. Being able to keep fresh milk for our morning coffee, fresh vegetables and more, inside of a fridge, is honestly such a gift. Reminds us of the importance of gratitude; “you don’t know what you got until it’s gone.” Wishing you a great day and wonderful weekend. There’s a lot of exciting coffee and chocolate news in the area this week, and we published a fresh article on the art and lifestyle of slow living in a city like Washington, DC.

[DC CHOCOLATE SHOP GOSSIP] This autumn, a “New Chocolate Shop in Georgetown Will Sell Glossy Bonbons and French Butter Cookies.” We. can’t. wait. 🙂 Name = Petite Soeur.

[DC COFFEE SHOP GOSSIP] Dolcezza switched coffee roasters! We broke the news on Instagram this week. and then updated our guide to the best Dupont Circle coffee shops accordingly. See below for the Insta post and the caption.

[DC COFFEE SHOP GOSSIP] WTOP readers and listeners nominated a number of local businesses that have coffee in D.C., Maryland and Virginia.” Do you agree with the list? We just visited coffee shop #2 last weekend.

[NEW ARTICLE: COFFEE/CHOCOLATE LIFESTYLE] How-To Find More “Slow Living,” Calm & Creativity in a City Like Washington, DC.” Our latest article with more than 10 tips for your weekend and the weeks to come.

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Espuma No. 45

ESPUMA (noun: froth)

a weekly curated collection of

coffee & chocolate themed

articles, items & thoughts.

JUST THE CAPPUCCINO FROTH. FOR YOUR WEEKEND.

If you read Espuma #44, here, you’ll know that we’ve been waiting 5 weeks for a new refrigerator! Today is the sweet day — the day that the new fridge will come. Please cross your fingers that everything installs smoothly. We cannot WAIT to have a new fridge; it’s been such a process only using the freezer for all of our meals and refilling an ice box every 12 hours to try and keep vegetables or meat… not to mention milk for coffee… for 5 long weeks. We’re so thankful for our other appliances and comforts that still run, including air conditioning during this week’s scorching temps.

Thanks again to our sister who bought us a coffee during this stressful time. If you like our writing, we’d be honored and grateful if you bought us a coffee, too. Wishing you a great weekend.

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Espuma No. 44

ESPUMA (noun: froth)

a weekly curated collection of

coffee & chocolate themed

articles, items & thoughts.

JUST THE CAPPUCCINO FROTH. FOR YOUR WEEKEND.

This past week was quite stressful — our fridge has been broken for almost 3 weeks (and we’re still waiting on the repair man), work doesn’t seem to slow down (but we’re so thankful to have a job), we’re planning an in-person/virtual bridal shower, and the general “overwhelm” just doesn’t seem to subside. We always enjoy our daily time cupsoul’s, those special quiet moments with coffee and chocolate that inject some calm. Since I don’t have access to cold milk this week, my sister wired me $5 to get a coffee. It was a small and beautiful gesture. If you can, I want to encourage you to buy someone a coffee this weekend; you will certainly change their day! No COVID pun intended, “spread” some kindness 🙂 Side effects probably include smiling. Please do pick someone from your family or friends to buy a coffee for, but if you like our writing, we’d be honored and grateful if you bought us a coffee, too!

Coffee & Reading the morning paper

  • [Chocolate Deal] We learned that Zotter Chocolates USA just launched their new website and you can get 10% off everything for a limited time using the code newsite2021.
  • [DC Cupcake Deal] Order cupcakes online from Georgetown Cupcake by midnight and use the code AUG2021 for 20% off!
  • [Coffee Article] 25 Coffee Shops to Visit Before You Die – A global tour of the world’s most interesting cafés
  • [Trending] Harry Potter chocolate frogs! “Feeling hungry for more Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery updates? Say no more. The mobile game’s latest challenge is all about the wizarding confectionary Chocolate Frogs, inviting players to complete existing in-game tasks to collect Chocolate Frog cards. Just like in the books and films, Chocolate Frog cards will feature different esteemed wizards, such as Albus Dumbledore and Garrick Ollivander. New cards will be added over time to each new seasonal Chocolate Frogs event – so watch out for more to collect.”
  • [Chocolate Holiday] Did you celebrate National Milk Chocolate Day this week? July 28th is still close enough… why not buy yourself a treat this weekend? We love Vosges’s creations. Perhaps start with these milk chocolate truffles from Exotic, Aztec, Italian and Groove collections?

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