Espuma No. 47

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 pumpkin spice latte season! 🙂

[DC COFFEE SHOP GOSSIP] It’s back as of this week! PUMPKIN SPICE. The beloved autumn drink has returned to the District. Find your favorite PSL at local Starbucks, DC Compass Coffee locations (click to read our review), and more. We’ll keep you posted on the best local seasonal drinks. Article coming soon! +Starbucks is trying to make “apple” a thing this year. Have you heard about the Apple Crisp Macchiato? Tried it?

[DC COFFEE SHOP GOSSIP] RĀKO Coffee Roasters Opens a Clarendon Cafe This 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.

[CHOCOLATE GOSSIP] New report shows 20 percent global growth for dark chocolate since 2016.

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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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How-To Find More “Slow Living,” Calm & Creativity in a City Like Washington, DC

Experiencing the design and lifestyle of coffee and chocolate can nourish serenity, escape, creativity and inspiration — what we call a “time cupsoul.” Everyone has time for a cup of coffee, but silence is the new luxury.

How can you find more silence — time cupsouls — in a world capital city like Washington, DC? Read our list of more than 10 actionable ideas.

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Raving About: Rise Up Coffee Roasters

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Rise Up Coffee Roastery, Easton, Maryland

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: #WeAreMarylandCoffeeOnce 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 Heights metro station. It was exciting to try a new iced drink from a small push cart decked out with coffee bags and a little umbrella. The iced coffee was delicious. This brief encounter with the company was positive.

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After some online sleuthing, it was quickly discovered that the company, started in 2005, roasts USDA Organic and Fair Trade coffee in small batches and was just a short drive from DC.

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