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Holiday Hours-We Are Open Thanksgiving & Xmas Morning

During the holidays, we are open every day, albeit with modified hours, to fulfill your caffeination needs.

Nov 23: 8AM  to 6PM
Nov 24: 8AM to Noon
Nov 25 (Black Coffee Friday): 8AM to 6PM

Dec 24 8AM to 6PM
Dec 25 8AM to noon
Dec 26 8AM to 6PM

 

Where to Find Our Coffee

Because we are a retail coffee roaster (the only way we can be sure you get our beans at peak freshness), you will never find our bags on the shelves at a grocery store. However, there are still several venues where you can find it.

Our storefront at 3917 Georgia Ave in Petworth, just a couple blocks north of the green line metro stop, is open 365 days a year. You will find us there, roasting every one of those days but December 25.

If that isn’t convenient for you, we participate in a number of weekly farmers markets in and around DC. We bring out our wide selection of beans, all roasted within 24 hours and can often be found brewing coffee on site (for maximum freshness, of course).

Last, but not least, we have launched a mail order web site where you can find a list of all our current offerings and get delivery right to your door. This is a great option if you can’t make it to one of our other outlets, have moved out of the area or want to send someone the gift of fresh coffee.

 

Slate’s ‘Working’ Podcast Featuring the RoastMonkey

Running a coffee shop sounds pretty straightforward, right? Wrong. In the first episode of this season of Working, Slate’s Rachel E. Gross talks with Joel Finkelstein, owner of Qualia Coffee in Washington. Finkelstein talks about his transition from home brewer to local business owner, how little his customers know about where their coffee comes from, and why maybe that’s OK. Then, he takes us behind the scenes of the roasting process and shares his conversion from caffeine-injecting health care journalist to single-origin coffee connoisseur.