Dawn Shanks, Peregrine Espresso’s Head CQM, is a longtime DC barista. She discusses her personal and professional growth alongside the development of DC's coffee scene. Also! Dawn is leading the DC Drip: Split Shot Series, a narrative exploration of the DC coffee community! Episode one is about Cait Lowry’s “The Coffee Bar.”
Southeastern Roastery is the result of Candy Schibli's retirement planning. Hear about what it's like to work a 9-to-5 whilst simultaneously building a roasting company in the heart of D.C.
Bitches Brew (April 2017)
Michael Amouri--founder and owner of Caffe Amouri--discusses running a small business, keeping priorities, and his ethos “Quality. Community. Sustainability."
Founder of Gregorys Coffee Greg Zamfotis and I discuss his coffee journey, company logo, and bringing an established brand to a new city.
Head Roaster Javier Madrano and Future Manager (17th & G Street) Tudor Payson hunker down in the Swings Coffee Alexandria Roastery to explore the history of DC's oldest roaster and discuss reopening a classic location.
PEOPLE & TOPICS
Home-Brewing with Diane Contreras (DIY DC Coffee Part 2)
Vigilante director of training and Route 1’s favorite barista Diane Contreras walks through the ins and outs of brewing in the second installment of our DIY DC Coffee series. Grab a pen and paper to start your journey to home-brewing perfection!
Follow Diane on Instagram @TheCoffeeTrigger
Jesse Breaux (yes, it is pronounced “bro”) kicks off our ‘DIY DC Coffee’ series with everything you need to know to become a master home-roaster. He is also offering a free pound of coffee to Drip listeners--tune in to learn more!
Jesse Breaux on Twitter: @JesseBreaux
Sweet Marias is also a great place to buy green beans and find roasting advice.
Lauren Rogers from District of Coffee rejoins us to explore new cafes in 2017, upcoming shops in 2018, and social activism. Also, I share a few #DCCafeStories from regulars and baristas in the middle of the episode.
New Cafes of 2017
The Velo Café at District Hardware (The Wharf)
Pear Plum Café (3064 Mt. Pleasant Street NW)
Blue Bottle Café (Georgetown)
Qualia Coffee (Eckington)
Takoma Bev Co. (Takoma Park)
Gregory’s Coffee (Farragut)
La Colombe (Farragut)
Compass Coffee (Farragut)
Portside Coffee (Leesburg)
Detour Coffee Co. (Arlington)
Chill Zone Coffee (Arlington)
Café Chocolat (McPherson Square)
Hive Hotel (2224 F St. NW)
Swings Coffee (14th & G)
Colada Shop (14th & T)
Vigilante Coffee (The Wharf)
Little Pearl (921 Penn Ave SE)
Lost Sock Roasters (Kennedy Street NW)
Shops lined up for 2018
Café Georgetown (3800 Resevoir RD NW)
Vigilante Coffee (College Park)
Joe & The Juice (15th & K)
Swings Coffee (G Street)
Blue Stone Lane (Washington Circle)
Other Topics & Shops
Café Kindred (Falls Church)
Caffe Amouri (Vienne)
Zekes Coffee (2300 Rhode Island Ave NE)
God in a Cup: The Obsessive Quest for the Perfect Coffee by Michaele Weissman
Be sure to let me know if we missed any. I can add them to the list.