BY NINA VODO
We believe coffee should be sustainably sourced, expertly crafted, and always delicious – these are the very sentiments Blue Bottle Coffee believes in too and aims to deliver to the quintessential D.C neighborhood of Georgetown.
Blue Bottle Coffee is a small, yet growing network of cafes, an espresso cart, the occasional pop-up, and a small fleet of Loring roasters. They have brewed quite a name for themselves in the coffee world, with dozens of locations opened throughout the Bay Area, Los Angeles, New York, and Tokyo over the last 14 years. They plan to have 3 locations open in D.C by 2018. And “why?” might you ask - It may have something to do with former President, Barack Obama recently ordering a fleet of Chemex coffee makers emblazoned with the presidential seal.
From their Blog:
200 years ago, The White House Cookbook published this sentiment by Mrs. F. L. Gilette: “Boiling water is a very important desideratum in the making of a good cup of coffee or tea… Do not boil the water more than three or four minutes; longer boiling ruins the water for coffee or tea-making, as most of its natural properties escape by evaporation, leaving a very insipid liquid, composed mostly of lime and iron, that would ruin the best coffee.”
So we’ll see you at the Blue Bottle Coffee this summer, taking the charge up against “insipid liquid,” one perfectly brewed cup at a time.
Can’t wait until they open? You can shop the Cold Brew Bottle and the Three Africas blend in the meantime: https://bluebottlecoffee.com
More on Blue Bottle Coffee’s story here.