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A Simple Equation at Filter Coffeehouse and Espresso Bar in Washington, DC

February 4, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC, US – The mission of Filter Coffeehouse and Espresso Bar can be summed up in the equation that appears at the top of their website: people + bicycles + (coffee cup x French press) = thumbs up! That’s Filter’s simple way of expressing (espressing?) their commitment to the… (more)
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Addicted to Chinatown Coffee Co. in Washington, DC

November 16, 2013

Washington, DC, US – Whether it be strong coffee, potent spirits, or lightning-fast Wi-Fi, this hip H Street café in Washington, DC has the “Intelligentsia” (coffee), the “Lucid”-ity (absinthe), and the right (Internet) connections to feed all addictions. Just a warning: you may become hooked. Caffeine fiends can start the… (more)
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Putting the corner coffeehouse to shame at Lamill Coffee Boutique

June 29, 2011

LOS ANGELES, US – When I’m craving a really spectacular cup of coffee and a cool setting in which to get some work done, I usually make the pilgrimage over to Silver Lake. The boho neighborhood’s artsy crowd can’t live without designer joe, as the high concentration of coffeehouses per… (more)
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Beating the teahouse blues at the Bookworm

January 17, 2011

BEIJING, CHINA – Forget the zen tea ceremonies and tranquil gardens of Hollywood lore–Beijing’s traditional teahouses are not a spot to get your meditation on. These famously “renao” (a traditional concept describing an ambiance that’s waaaay beyond boisterous) establishments are known for their raucous entertainment (like live Peking Opera performances)… (more)
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London dreams in La-La Land at Bricks & Scones

February 1, 2010

LOS ANGELES, USA – Sticks and stones may break my bones…but Bricks & Scones is my new favorite coffee spot in LA. After arriving in Larchmont Village last fall, the café has quickly become the kind of place where the freelance crowd returns day after day, claiming regular tables as… (more)