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Coffee Reform: Washington D.C.'s Hottest Cafes

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Near the U-Street Metro station, you’ll find artisanal roasts, pour-overs, and even respectable coffee cocktails.
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924 Blagden Alley NW, Washington, DC 20001, USA
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La Colombe—which sits on Blagdon Alley, a row of 19th-century buildings—is the sort of place that baristas go to caffeinate. Try a single-origin option: La Colombe’s buyers source beans from farmers they know by first name.
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1924 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20009, USA
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If you’re hooked on rich, bright coffee made pour-over style, the Wydown is your day’s first stop. Grab a lavender scone, too. This appeared in the March/April 2015 issue.
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2007 18th St NW, Washington, DC 20009, USA
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By night, the staff makes sherry cocktails. By day, it makes coffee ones. Try the Kenya Cola, a curious mix of joe, three bitters, and soda water that tastes like Coke for grown-ups. This appeared in the March/April 2015 issue.