DC’s coffee community is a friendly, thriving one; area baristas have fun serving customers and each other. A scene like this deserves not a loyalty card but a disloyalty card, which encourages people to visit different neighborhoods, try coffee from different roasters each shop presents on their menus, and meet some awesome coffee professionals.
So pick up a card at a participating shop (it’s a limited run, so get one quickly!) Visit all the shops on the back of the card, and collect a stamp at each with your purchase. Once you’ve got a full card, redeem it for a free drink at any of the shops listed.
At any point in your coffee adventure, send love, pictures and videos to us through tumblr, twitter or Instagram with the #dcdisloyal tag.
Two final thoughts:
Participating shops have the freedom to define what constitutes a free drink. In the spirit of the disloyalty program, please respect each shop’s parameters.
This card is by no means a definitive list of the best coffee in DC, ever, merely the first six shops approached in a program we hope has a second round. We’re sorry to leave out some great places, and sorry if we missed your favorite haunt. Once you’ve finished the card and you’re looking to explore some more, check out District Bean’s shop guide here.