Coffee Couture

I have made an effort to document the culture  of coffee consumption as I have wondered the world, from the in house bean roasting of Minneapolis’ Dunn Brothers, to the muddy, hallucinogenic brew of Banda Aceh, to the thick magic of Hanoi’s coffee in expensive cafes and on street corners, to backpacker hideaways in southwestern China.

Washington, DC, it seems, is also capable of coffee snobbery, despite the ubiquity of Starbucks in certain neighborhoods. One of my favorite, Perigrine Espresso, next to Eastern Market in the old Capitol Hill neighborhood, mans the coffee bar with award winning barristas and brews specially selected fair trade coffees, both blends and single origins, in single serving cone filters. The cappuccinos were especially artistic.

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