Espuma No. 54

croissant and coffee

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

Happy Friday! This week, we have a collection of DC’s autumn drinks for you! We recommend any of the below coffee shops without reservation/hesitation.

[DC COFFEE GOSSIP] The Royal (Le Droit Park) has unveiled their fall drinks! The one that captured our hearts was the “Relajo Hot Chocolate”! This drink is dark chocolate, Royal’s relajo spice blend, which they described as “mole-like,” and steamed milk. YUM.

[DC COFFEE GOSSIP] Call Your Mother Deli (Georgetown, + additional locations) also has their fall menu now 🙂 First: pumpkin dulce de leche cream cheese?! And in terms of coffee, they’re brewing up a “Pumpkin Dulce Latte.” We can’t wait to try it.

<<We need to travel to Call Your Mother to grab a photo; the drink is not on Instagram yet. Anyone have a pic?>>

[DC COFFEE GOSSIP] Cameo Coffee (Potomac Ave) has a “Bonfire Latte” to warm your spirits. This drink looks incredible. Toasted marshmallow fluff, warming spices and hickory syrup! Wow.

[DC COFFEE GOSSIP] Slipstream (14th Street/Logan Circle) is offering “Sweater Weather.” Besides the awesome name, this drink has espresso, tahini, cinnamon, all spice, vanilla, orange zest, and oat milk. Yay!

[DC COFFEE GOSSIP] Last but never least, Little Red Fox (Cleveland Park) is serving “Sugar & Spice,” a coffee drink with cardamom, brown sugar, and bourbon simple syrup. Yumz.

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Espuma No. 53

cute paw tattoo

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Happy Friday! What’s going on this weekend in DC? Is the weather cool in your city? Have you started drinking hot chocolate yet?

On Instagram, we filmed ourselves trying the DripKit brew method this week, gifted to us by Cafe Unido Coffee Roasters at La Cosecha Latin Market thanks to International Coffee Day! (Cafe Unido is also the coffee served at DC Dolcezza Gelato locations.) The tiny DripKit yielded a delicious cup of coffee! Have you tried DripKit? It was so easy to use — we think it would be great for traveling, aka in a hotel room when you’re in a pinch and desperately seeking great coffee. One time use and no mess. Ethically sourced coffee.

[DC COFFEE GOSSIP] DUPONT CIRCLE: ala Coffee+More is giving 20% OFF to locals until October 20th! Stop by the new coffee shop today.

[DC COFFEE GOSSIP] DUPONT CIRCLE: Have you heard about Foxtrot Market? The soon-to-open “corner store” will serve Vigilante Coffee!

[DC COFFEE GOSSIP] Dolcezza Gelato just started serving pumpkin gelato and it sounds incredible… ginger, ground cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice and butter.

[DC COFFEE GOSSIP] Compass Coffee DC is back with all of their favorite fall drinks. Grab the Maple Vienna, Caramel Latte, Spiced Apple Cider, Pumpkin Spice Latte, Maple Cold Brew, Pumpkin Vienna, or Maple Latte!

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Espuma No. 52

brown and white paper boat on clear glass table

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Happy International Coffee Day, everyone! It’s our favorite holiday!

[DC COFFEE GOSSIP] Cafe Unido at La Cosecha DC is having coffee celebrations until 7 PM tonight, and there are also other restaurants and bars open in the Latin market after that 🙂 Sounds like fun! We stopped by for some coffee samples and they were delicious!

How are you celebrating coffee day today or this weekend?! We loved this coffee video from international roaster, Strauss, below.

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Espuma No. 51

close up photography of cocoa powder

ESPUMA (noun: froth)

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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

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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)

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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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Chocolate Heir Helped Create One of the Best Vacuum Cleaners?: The Amazing Story of Fry and Dyson

What do chocolate and vacuum cleaners have in common? Turns out, if you’re Dyson, quite a lot. This week, we stumbled upon Tim Ferris’s latest podcast episode (listen here) — a lively interview with Sir James Dyson. Within the first 10 minutes of the episode, you very quickly learn: Jeremy Fry, as in Fry’s Chocolate (Cadbury), helped Dyson to become the inventor that he is today. So, it’s fair to argue that chocolate, more specifically, the world’s oldest chocolate bar company (1866!), helped create the incredible Dyson brand.

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The Luxurious Chocolate Landscape of LetterPress Chocolate

This article was first published in 2017 and updated in August 2021.

The LetterPress Chocolate Small Batch, Bean to Bar chocolate bar, 70% Tanzania Kokoa Kamili, is worth writing home about. This fruity, tart, and exciting bar left Time Cupsoul wishing for more. This is some chocolate that’s worth tasting!

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“Approximately a ten hour drive from Tanzania’s main city of Dar es Salaam, Kokoa Kamili is based in the village of Mbingu (Kiswahili for Heaven) in the Kilombero Valley area of the Morogoro region bordering the Udzungwa Mountain National Park. Mbingu is fairly rural with no access to electricity or tarred roads for about sixty kilometers.”

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