October 20, 2008

Say Yum: Cofee Cuppings at Caffe Pronto

One of Deacon's fave spots to grab a cup-o-joe is a bit of a jaunt from DC. When we're not banging away on our MacBook at Murky Coffee, we're tucked into a leather chair at Caffe Pronto in Annapolis.

So if you're headed to sailboat city for the weekend (plenty of shopping there, see my StoreAdore and Washingtonian guides) be sure to stop by for one of their new "Cupping Labs," taking place every Friday from 2-3 pm.

The staff of master roasters, cuppers and baristas leads the session, where you'll learn about individual coffee types, tasting techniques, and try new coffees from the prestigious Cup of Excellence Competitions.

But just in case you can't make it to naptown for the tasting, here's a short list of my top local coffee shops in DC:

Murky Coffee - Clarendon
Grape + Bean - Old Town
Peregrine Espresso - Eastern Market
SoVa - Atlas District

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