WASHINGTON - To celebrate their second anniversary, local coffee roaster Compass Coffee opened their fourth location in Washington, DC. For those familiar with Compass Coffee and their other locations, this newest cafe might seem a bit unfamiliar--there are no seats. Located AT 1776 Eye St NW, in the center of the World Bank Campus, this cafe seems more in line with the grab-and-go espresso bars many of the European bankers are familiar with.
“We pride ourselves on meeting our customers where they are,” says co-founder, Harrison Suarez. “Many of our customers might be looking for a quiet cafe where they can sit and do work while sipping on a latte or cup of coffee and others want to be fully immersed in the production and roasting process. We realized, however, that there is a good chunk of our customers working downtown who just want to grab a shot of great tasting espresso before their next meeting or to get through the rest of their day. This is a cafe for them.”
This new cafe opening comes just four months after Compass Coffee opened its third location in Chinatown.
Update: Compass Coffee has filed a petition to change this cafe’s address to match the location of its front door rather than the location of the building, so it’s easier to find. The new address is 849 18th St NW