Raving About: Rise Up Coffee Roasters

There are a few well-known coffee roasters located just outside of Washington, DC, in the little state called Maryland and the coffee scene is dripping strong. One of the states’ coffee staples is Rise Up Coffee Roasters, a company that relishes in its Eastern Shore, Chesapeake Bay roots with the hashtag: #WeAreMarylandCoffee. Once you take a visit to Rise Up’s roastery, a renovated 1920’s gasoline station in Easton, it’s hard to argue with the company’s rich coffee culture. Time Cupsoul’s first encounter with Rise Up Coffee Roasters was actually within Washington, DC, at a tiny pop-up cart right outside of Friendship…

Ceremony Coffee Roastery & Espresso Bar: Annapolis’ Best Kept Café Secret

Whether it’s roasting beans, baristas inventing a new seasonal recipe, or arrival of a shipment, the patron is invited into the secret little Ceremony Coffee world. It’s as if Ceremony embraces each wandering newcomer without judgment and with VIP access to a perfect little coffee hideaway.

Qualia Coffee: Coffee with Apartment

Qualia Coffee, located in Petworth, DC, is one of the most unusual locations in the District that I have been to.  I drove down to the neighborhood and found some parking on a local side street and made my way over to this shop.  You have to walk up some stairs to get into it, and enter through some double doors that open directly into the dining area. It’s a bizarre entrance for a traditional gal, but a cool place. Not knowing what to order at first, I felt sort of out-of-place at Qualia; there was so much movement and a hipster…