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Emma Francois

Customer Highlight - Melva LaJoy

Compass wouldn’t be Compass without community. Compass wouldn’t be Compass without community. In our “Customer Highlights” series, we profile members of the Compass community who share our passion for Building Your City - and, of course, for drinking coffee. In our “Customer Highlights” series, we profile members of the Compass community who share our passion for Building Your City - and, of course, for drinking coffee. Maybe it’s her generous spirit, or maybe it’s the Vegan Goodness muffin in her pocket—either way, the dogs outside of our Shaw café love Melva LaJoy. In fact, she’s pretty convinced she has these...

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Emma Francois
The Story Behind the Flavors of Spring

The Story Behind the Flavors of Spring

How does our team come up with delicious new flavors for each season? We share the secrets here! How does our team come up with delicious new flavors for each season? We share the secrets here! Seasonal blends are also great opportunities to showcase beautiful new tin art. Seasonal blends are also great opportunities to showcase beautiful new tin art. Months before D.C.’s cherry blossoms even begin to unfurl—when hardly an early daffodil can be found anywhere in the District—the Compass roasting team is already hard at work dreaming up the season’s very own Cherry Blossom Blend. “The Cherry Blossom...

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Emma Francois

Building a Greener City - One Burlap Bag at a Time

This year, we celebrated Earth Day with these inspiring members of the Compass Community This year, we celebrated Earth Day with these inspiring members of the Compass community Lauren Newman and her team at City Blossoms! Lauren Newman and her team at City Blossoms! These community leaders embody our core value of "Build Your City" To celebrate Earth Day this year, we checked in with Lauren Newman and Barbara Paulsen, two Compass customers working to make our communities more sustainable through education programs, urban gardens, and civic engagement. They both spoke about the ways they’re holding on to hope in...

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Emma Francois
What’s the Difference Between Light, Medium, and Dark Roast Coffee?

What’s the Difference Between Light, Medium, and Dark Roast Coffee?

Here’s a guide to three different types of coffee roasts — and how to know which one is right for you. Here’s a guide to three different types of coffee roasts — and how to know which one is right for you. A "coffee tryer" - the tool our roasters use to assess the degree of roast of a coffee still in the roaster A "coffee tryer" - the tool our roasters use to assess the degree of roast of a coffee still in the roaster But first, what is roasting? And why roast coffee at all? Before the roasting...

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