Last week while at the National Coffee Association Convention (NCA), Ms. Andi Trindle Mersch from Philz Coffee spoke about their made-to-order brand and customer service model, Philz's "thing" that sets them apart. She also broke the news that cold brew may be coming soon to a Philz shop near you! This isn't a recorded session living online, so please allow us to reflect and expand upon her words.
From what we understand about CEO Jeff Bezos and the Amazon HQ1 in Seattle, we can only surmise that a robust coffee scene - showcasing local DMV roasters - will be a part of the new Amazon HQ2 at National Landing.
We've already been harping on Harper Macaw, yet we simply must harp some more. And if we had a real harp, well yes, we would henceforth strum its beautiful strings and sing a romantic ballad to this DC brand.
Would Time Cupsoul buy River-Sea Chocolates again? Absolutely. It could be meeting the local makers at The Chocolate House (support local vendors!), the packaging with origin photos that connect the patrons to the global story/producers, the sustainability message, or just the fact that the chocolate is decadent. It's probably a combination of all of the above. There's a special rawness to this small bean-to-bar brand that you simply don't want to miss.
The cherry blossoms may be on their way, but there's still time to grab a delicious hot chocolate in the District. There are numerous articles online that list top hot chocolate spots in DC, but none of them match up with this list!
DC chocolate lovers, you heard it here first!
Friends at Harper Macaw just shared that they have a new holiday chocolate bar coming extremely soon! Here's what Time Cupsoul knows for sure...
The experience that this bar provided is best summed up by the vintage LetterPress "stamp" with the prop plane on the front of their packaging -- a window into a wild, romantic and luxurious world -- all of the key seductive elements of chocolate itself.