Our Farmer's Market Coffee Shop

Updated January 3, 2018

We’re no longer in Virginia but I’ve kept this post, mostly for nostalgia.

Yesterday was our second week at the West End Farmer's Market and we're thoroughly enjoying it!  It's a great way for us to meet new people who are just as excited about coffee as we are.  We've met so many people who are in different phases of their coffee journey, like the gentleman from St. Louis who was visiting his daughter and who roasts his own coffee in a Fresh Popper and the woman who wants to upgrade her coffee experience at home but didn't know where to start (a burr grinder is a great place to start).

farmers market

The farmer's market is also a great opportunity to show off the brewing methods we like the best and that show off the unique flavor and aromas of our coffees.  By far our favorite brew method is the Chemex because of the clean cup it produces.  But we also love the Hario V60 pour-over method and we are often asked why we prefer these methods and the short answer is because of the filters, which you can read more about in this blog post: Brewing Methods and Coffee Filters.  Both the Chemex and the Hario V60 can also be used to make Japanese style iced coffee...which we quietly tested yesterday as well and we're happy to announce the addition of iced coffees to our menu moving forward!

If you're in the Alexandria area on Sunday, stop by and say "hi!"  We'd love to talk coffee with you!

Michael C. Wright

Michael is an American expat living in Southeast Asia where he writes about many things coffee-related. A roaster by trade, Michael is also a licensed Q Grader, licensed Q Processor Pro, an Authorized SCA Trainer (AST), and most recently: a student pursuing a degree in horticulture.