Shaw's Own Compass Coffee Opens Its Second Location

Sunday, November 1st 2015


Compass Coffee continues to deepen its roots with its second cafe location in the Shaw District.

Compass Coffee continues to deepen its roots with its second cafe location in the Shaw District.

WASHINGTON - Compass Coffee’s second location is set to open this coming Saturday, November 1st, 2015. This new location was initially announced by co-founders Michael Haft and Harrison Suarez back in April of this year. Nestled on the ground floor of the new Shay apartment building, located at 1921 8th St NW, this new cafe translates some familiar elements from the young company’s first location just a few blocks away into something completely fresh and new.

"We don’t want to give away all the surprises. But I think the one that we’re most excited about is the loft," says Suarez. “We think it’s a place people will go to be seen” admits Haft.

Compass Coffee will join other high-profile businesses in the development, including a new Warby Parker shop, a Union Kitchen Grocery store, and Chef Tim Ma’s forthcoming restaurant Kyirisian. Other fashion brands are also expected to move in.

"Our neighbors will be insane," Haft says, "But it’s hard to top this space, with the roaster, cafe space and everything under one roof. The next location will be smaller, it has to be. It’s just a cafe but will have a familiar look and feel in terms of aesthetic."

WASHINGTON - Compass Coffee’s second location is set to open this coming Saturday, November 1st, 2015. This new location was initially announced by co-founders Michael Haft and Harrison Suarez back in April of this year. Nestled on the ground floor of the new Shay apartment building, located at 1921 8th St NW, this new cafe translates some familiar elements from the young company’s first location just a few blocks away into something completely fresh and new.

"We don’t want to give away all the surprises. But I think the one that we’re most excited about is the loft," says Suarez. “We think it’s a place people will go to be seen” admits Haft.

Compass Coffee will join other high-profile businesses in the development, including a new Warby Parker shop, a Union Kitchen Grocery, and Chef Tim Ma’s forthcoming restaurant Kyirisian. Other fashion brands are also expected to move in.

"Our neighbors will be insane," Haft says, "But it’s hard to top this space, with the roaster, cafe space and everything under one roof. The next location will be smaller, it has to be. It’s just a cafe but will have a familiar look and feel in terms of aesthetic."


About Compass Coffee

Compass Coffee is a Washington, DC-based Coffee Roaster. Founded in 2014 by two Marines, Michael Haft and Harrison Suarez, Compass has 12 brick and mortar locations around the Washington Metro Area, one active roasting facility in DC's historic Shaw neighborhood, and a growing regional grocery presence. You can find Compass Coffee at many popular DC restaurants, in corporate break rooms, and in government facilities.Currently, Compass is building a state-of-the-art production facility in Ivy City to support its expansion through the entire Mid-Atlantic region of the United States and beyond.

Compass Coffee is a Washington, DC-based Coffee Roaster. Founded in 2014 by two Marines, Michael Haft and Harrison Suarez, Compass has 12 brick and mortar locations around the Washington Metro Area, one active roasting facility in DC's historic Shaw neighborhood, and a growing regional grocery presence. You can find Compass Coffee at many popular DC restaurants, in corporate break rooms, and in government facilities.Currently, Compass is building a state-of-the-art production facility in Ivy City to support its expansion through the entire Mid-Atlantic region of the United States and beyond.