Espuma No. 46

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. 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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Espuma No. 43

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articles, items & thoughts.

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Coffee & Reading the morning paper

  • [DC CHOCOLATE GOSSIP]
    • Capital Chocolate Festival! Breaking news. There’s going to be a chocolate festival this autumn!, outside in Chantilly, VA, October 9th! 🙂 Stay tuned as we learn more information!
  • [Coffee Article] “Italy’s Ditta Artigianale Opens Coffee School in Former Florence Monastery.” Look at these pics! Wanderlust.
  • [Article We Enjoyed] Folderol Ice Cream Shop (and Wine Bar). +Where do YOU get great ice cream in DC? We love Dolcezza.
  • [Object] Happy Olympics! We’re currently watching a beautiful opening ceremony. The Polo Ralph Lauren USA outfits are so classy, and the speeches are touching. Why not celebrate the Olympics at home with this Japanese artisan-made cup and saucer in white? We hear that the Japanese coffee culture is incredible.
  • [Object] This leather pouch sling purse looks like something that belongs in a coffee shop photoshoot in Milan. <3 Swoon.

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Espuma No. 42

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Espuma No. 41

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Espuma No. 40

ESPUMA (noun: froth)

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Coffee & Reading the morning paper

  • [DC COFFEE SHOP GOSSIP] Colada Shop is newly serving Lost Sock Coffee roasters 😉 Compass Coffee no more?! That’s a juicy tip! We can’t wait to visit this weekend for some Cuban vibes. Have you tested out their coffee yet? Comment below.

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Espuma No. 35

ESPUMA (noun: froth)

a weekly curated collection of coffee & chocolate themed articles, items & thoughts.

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Coffee & Reading the morning paper

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