Monday, January 26, 2009
New coffee and tea shop: Coco Libre
By Rory Nealon
Hate Starbucks? The employees at Sticky Fingers get on your nerves? Columbia Heights Coffee getting too crowded? Then I would recommend checking out Coco Libre on Sherman Avenue. This newly opened fair trade coffee house hits the spot.
I'm not big on coffee so instead I tried one of their teas. I opted for the chamomile, and my girlfriend the Moroccan mint. Both were great, but they weren't the highlight: the young family that owned the place were. The lady who served us explained the nuances of our choices and had an interesting conversation about her advertising ideas for the place.
They also have inexpensive sandwiches, about $2.99.
Coco Libre is at 786 Harvard Street NW, at Sherman Ave. Here's their Yelp page.