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Qualia Coffee is a full-service coffee shop that also serves as the home of Fresh Off the Roast, a small-batch coffee roasting company dedicated to sourcing recently harvested beans from around the world. We strive to provide as much information as possible about where the beans come from and what you can expect them to taste like. Our coffee is also available through select farmers markets. We sell all our beans directly to customers so that we can ensure you get them at the peak of freshness.

Qualia Coffee at Dupont Circle Farm Market to Support Thanksgiving Fundraiser on Nov. 2, 2014

Qualia Coffee is participating in FRESHFARM Market’s Thanksgiving Food Drive Coffee Fundraiser, this Sunday, November 2. We will be bringing our locally roasted coffee beans and cold brew to the market as well as brewing hot coffee on site. Twenty-­five percent of proceeds will be donated to the FRESHFARM Markets Thanksgiving Food Drive to benefit DC Central Kitchen, an organization that serves 5,000 nutritious means to low income local residents every day.

Photography by Benoit Colin

Photography by Benoit Colin

Along with several Fair­Trade and Organic certified coffees, we will be featuring offerings from some of our direct-­trade partners, such as Gold Mountain Coffee Growers (Nicaragua) and Redeeming Grounds (Colombia). Owner and head roaster, Joel Finkelstein, will also be on hand to answer questions about each of the single­origin offerings as well as any questions attendees may have about growing, roasting and brewing coffee.

So come out to support a great cause this Sunday at the Dupont Circle Farm Market, 9am until 2pm.

What: Coffee Pop­-Up

When: Sunday, November 2, 2014, 9AM until 2PM

Where: Dupont Circle Farmers Market

Why: To support FRESHFARM Market Thanksgiving Food Drive and, of course, good coffee

Working for Qualia

It’s pretty simple, really. Send an email to qualiacoffee@gmail.com with responses to a few very basic questions:

  1. Why do you want to work in coffee? Why Qualia?
  2. Do you have any direct experience working as a barista? It’s okay if you don’t, but if you think any past work experiences would influence how you would work here, let us know about them.
  3. What kind of hours are you looking to work?
  4. Tell us an interesting fact about yourself.

It’s honestly that simple. If we like how you responded, we’ll contact you to set up an interview, and if you seem like you’re not only interested in learning more about coffee, but a good fit with the rest of the Qualia family, you’re in. If you really, really, really want to send us your resume, you may. Just please don’t drop it off at the shop. It will get hot coffee on it and become illegible.

Announcing Qualia Reserve-Limited Edition Coffee Offerings

At Qualia, we pride ourselves on offering top quality beans from around the world at a reasonable price. Our goal is to bring our customers the best coffee we can find, for which growers are paid a livable wage, but that don’t break the bank.

However, every so often, we come across a bean that, while much pricier than our usual fare, is just too rare and precious to pass up. These coffees are often available in limited quantities, so we are launching this exclusive line on a pre-order only basis. We will also have each of the coffees available by-the-cup on a first-come, first-served basis. If you would like to be informed as these special offerings become available, you can sign up for our Qualia Reserve mailing list here.

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We Offer a Surprising Array of Cold Drinks That Aren’t Iced Coffee

Summer appears to be here to stay and so we have rolled out a long list of heat-busting drinks in addition to multiple iced coffee options.

Black Tea
Green Tea
Lemon Verbena Tea
Mint Tea

Rosemary Limeade
Ginger Lemonade
Hibiscus Ginger Lemonade

Horchata
Soy Chai

All of these are made from scratch (we don’t do mixes) and subject to availability.