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The Specialty Coffee (Re)evolution

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The Specialty Coffee (Re)evolution

I remember my coffee game changing experience distinctly. At the time I knew specialty coffee was a thing, but still wasn’t exactly into it. When I took a sip of Counter Culture’s Idido Ethiopian coffee, I finally understood that coffee can be different. Most of the notes were probably lost on me, but it was the first time I noticed coffee as citrusy. It was acidic, but light. I felt like I was drinking juice. I wondered how coffee could possibly taste like this or even be like this.   Specialty coffee is similar to your favorite craft beer. It...

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History of Commonwealth Joe Coffee Roasters

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History of Commonwealth Joe Coffee Roasters

Over twelve years ago, a coffee roaster, Julia, and her teenage son, Robert, worked together at a coffee shop in Culpeper, Virginia. From there, their love for coffee and appreciation for the craft blossomed into what we know today as Commonwealth Joe Coffee Roasters.                                         In 2012, when CWJ was just beginning, Robbie and three friends started bagging Julia’s coffee in a garage and offering free samples at local farmer’s markets. Before long, CWJ was selling in retail locations and offering single-origin...

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Nitro Cold Brew trikes hit Arlington

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Nitro Cold Brew trikes hit Arlington

Summer is upon us, and with that brings ample patio seating, open pools, and of course, Commonwealth Joe Nitro Cold Brew trikes on the streets of Arlington! What first started as a hyper-local mobile coffee stand concept in 2015 has developed into an impressive network of strategically located Nitro Cold Brew trikes serving the community throughout the summer months.                      We are constantly innovating the coffee drinking experience for our customers. As one of the most bike-friendly cities in America, Arlington, Va. was the perfect place for us to test our...

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