There's a lot packed into Obscura Day this year in Washington DC and we want to make sure you’re ready for it.
So, be an early riser with us for a pre-adventure aromatic "Made in DC" roasting tour (and sampling of some really good coffee) at Compass Coffee in Northwest DC's historic Shaw neighborhood.
Our tour will include a walk-through of their roasting process, from the sourcing of raw beans to the final product. Along with the tour, we'll sample three different coffees from three regions around the world, to give you a global look at each coffee's special character, and how this restorative elixir gets from beans to brew.
In addition to the tour we’ll send you off with a sample of Compass Coffee’s best beans and a fresh brewed cup ‘to go.’ Just like your trusty compass, Compass Coffee will start you off on Obscura Day going in the right direction.
Location: Compass Coffee, 1535 7th Street Northwest
Time: 7:45 AM to 8:45 AM
Notes for this adventure:
- Compass Coffee is located one block south of the Shaw-Howard Metro station (on the Yellow and Green lines). It's also accessible by Metro Bus Route 70 along 7th Street.
- Metered parking is available on both sides of 7th Street.
- While event starts at 7:45am, feel free to stop by when Compass Coffee opens at 7:00am for a breakfast snack or drink.
- Admission includes a tour of Compass Coffee’s roasting and packaging process, a coffee sampling, a ¼ pound of an original roast, and a small cup of their best brew to send you off on an Obscura Day adventure.