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Washington City Paper's Best of DC 2018

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Washington City Paper's Best of DC 2018

By: Chelsea Jarrell Washington City Paper is a weekly newspaper that services the Washington DC area; founded back in 1981 as a way to get local news out to the community. This year marks the 10th year of the Washington City Paper’s Best of DC polls, which the paper started to engage not only the community, but also to document their staff’s picks of the best businesses in DC. We are proud that Commonwealth Joe has won Best Coffee Shop of DC in 2016 and 2017 in the readers poll, and we are so excited to announce that we have...

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Why our Shenandoah Spring Roast Makes the Best Nitro Cold Brew

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Why our Shenandoah Spring Roast Makes the Best Nitro Cold Brew

By: Chelsea Jarrell Commonwealth Joe’s Office Nitro Program has helped boost the morale and productivity in offices by offering an exciting and unique coffee experience within the workplace. We deliver everything you need to have Nitro Cold Brew on tap directly to your office, making sure that you’re all set to have a productive week. When we do tastings at offices, the first thing we typically hear from new customers is how delicious our flagship Nitro Cold Brew, Shenandoah Spring, tastes. Below, we’ll share a bit more information about why this particular roast makes the perfect Nitro Cold Brew.  ...

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The Art and Skill of a Barista

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The Art and Skill of a Barista

By: Chelsea Jarrell Our favorite trusted craftsperson, baristas have become that oh-so-familiar face that brightens up our day with the simple call of our name and a drink waiting shortly after. But have you ever wondered where the term Barista came from? Or how the role has developed into what we know it as today? The History of the Barista Surprisingly, the name was coined back in 1645 when there were houses that would serve both alcohol and coffee in Italy. The term Barista is Italian and when translated into English literally means “barman.” At the time, the espresso machine...

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Coffee Fest 2018

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Coffee Fest 2018

By Chelsea Jarrell Coffee Fest is a trade show that travels around the United States every year showcasing everything involved in the world of coffee. It is viewed as one of the best trade shows produced nationally and internationally. Coffee Fest includes an exhibition, education classes, and competitions since 1992. Step foot into Coffee Fest and you will be surrounded by that familiar aroma we all have grown fond of; after all, “If it looks like coffee, smells like coffee, goes well with coffee or is coffee, you will find it at Coffee Fest.” This year Coffee Fest is traveling...

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How to Get Nitro Cold Brew on Tap in Your Office

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How to Get Nitro Cold Brew on Tap in Your Office

By: Chelsea Jarrell How Does the Office Nitro Program Work? from Commonwealth Joe Coffee Roasters on Vimeo. For many of us, coffee is what makes our work day run. It helps fuel all the projects, meetings, and deadlines we have that day. We either rush to get our morning fix at our go-to coffee shops, or we get to work and try to score a cup before it is all gone. While most offices offer only traditional hot coffee options for their employees, 66% of millennials drink cold coffee, and they’ll represent 75% of the workforce by 2025 Whether brewed...

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