What chocolate truly represents "DC"? What chocolate brands are made in DC? And where can you buy great chocolate in the District? Here are some essential facts for when you need a chocolate souvenir (or an everyday chocolate treat) from the nation's capital.
There are plenty of exemplary coffee shops in DC, sure, but somehow Compass Coffee emerged and staked a claim on the intangible notion that she belongs to DC and DC belongs to her.
Durci Chocolate, with the slogan "Rediscover Chocolate" and an unforgettable space travel theme, is the most timely example of a brand that is not only pushing the boundaries of the chocolate sector, but is arguably jumping to light-speed.
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 [...]
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, 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 [...]
La Mano Coffee Bar, in Takoma, is a tiny and unique coffee shop, spotted easily by its lit-up hand in the window. La Mano is the first coffee shop at which I used my DC Disloyalty card, with the main idea of the card being to try different coffee shops in the area. The participating coffee [...]
Kaldi's Coffee Bar in Silver Spring is a great getaway for anyone seeking some coffee solace. Abnormal to my routine, I was at Kaldi's fairly late in the day but felt the same sense of calm that I might feel at another coffee shop just opening its doors. Kaldi's was busy, yet quiet. It just [...]