Monthly Archives: December 2008

Holiday Hours, part 2

New Year’s week means the following:

Wednesday, December 31:  7am-7pm

Thursday, January 1:  8am-9pm

Also, we plan to be open as usual during inauguration week–we will likely not adjust our hours at all.


Holiday hours

Hello, all.

This week’s (Dec. 22-28) hours are as follows:

Monday-Tuesday:  7am-9pm

Wednesday:  8am-2pm

Thursday:  closed

Friday-Sunday:  8am-8pm

If you’re in the area, come hang out with us.

(also, we still have gift boxes, whole bean coffee and rest of the goodies available.  see below.)

The Holidays are Here!

We have a number of options for the coffee lover in your family or office.  From our new t-shirts and Peregrine mugs to an assortment of brewing equipment, stop in for great gifts for those you really care about.

We now have gift boxes available in three sizes (S, M, L).

S = $25
Peregrine Mug, Vosges Chocolate, and a Bag of Coffee

M = $45
Peregrine Mug, Ceramic Dripper, Filters, a Bag of Coffee, and a Brewing Guide

L = $65
Peregrine Mug, Bodum French Press, Askinosie Chocolate Bar, a Bag of Coffee, and a Brewing Guide

All gift boxes are wrapped in authentic coffee jute bags. If you would like multiple gift boxes, please let us know ( and we will have them ready for you in 24 hours. Prices do not include tax.

We also have gift cards available in any denomination and check out our Pedaler coffee subscriptions to be delivered to that special someone’s home or office.  Of course, we will have plenty of whole bean coffee on hand for stocking stuffers as well.

Happy Holidays from Peregrine Espresso!

Peregrine Espresso In-house Competition

This past Sunday, we held our first ever in-house barista competition.  Shortly after closing, eight baristas showed off their coffee skills and other talents.  Highlights included spanish lessons, stories in international development, tear-away pants, Ace of Base, and pulling a shot of espresso with a barista riding on another barista’s back.

In the end, Jeremy Sterner emerged victorious, followed closely by David Flynn and Juliet Han.  Randy Kindle took home the Technical Proficiency Award and Mike Sala won the Entertainment/Education Award with his stunning portrayal of a NYC hipster barista.  Rachelle, Meredith and Maura wowed us with their poise and delicious beverages, as well.

I’m really proud of all eight that endured some nerves and faced our illustrious panel of judges (Lana Labermeier from Big Bear Cafe, David Fritzler from Tryst/Open City, and Alex Brown from Counter Culture Coffee).  It takes a lot of guts to put yourself out to be evaluated in that way and I’m really impressed with their performances.

Part of the point of the competition was to choose our team for the Mid-Atlantic Regional Barista Competition in February near Pittsburgh.  We hope to send Jeremy Sterner, David Flynn and Randy Kindle to represent Peregrine Espresso and the great city of DC.  In the coming weeks, look for experimental signature drinks to be tested.


Live or work on the Hill? From H St to the Stadium, the Capitol to the River, sign up to get your beans delivered by bicycle. Let us bring you the best coffee right to your door.

We are offering delivery of whole beans via bicycle for homes and workplaces on Capitol Hill. Sign up for 4 or 8 deliveries made weekly, bi-weekly or monthly. Let us choose the best seasonal single origin coffees we can find, delivering each bag with a full page coffee biography exploring the story behind the producer and tasting notes to lead you deeper into your coffee. Espresso and Decaf only options also available. Please note that coffees will be delivered in whole bean form only, though each subscription includes a 10% off coupon for any grinding or brewing equipment from our store.

For the purposes of delivery, we define Capitol Hill by the following boundaries: H St NE to the north, M St SE to the south, the Anacostia River to the East and the Capitol Building to the West. We are willing to deliver to any home, office or business that could accept a delivery between 12-4 PM on Fridays. The drop site must be accessible without a key, preferably weather resistant, and cannot be a mailbox. We deliver the coffee wrapped in plastic to protect it from the elements but will not be responsible for the product once delivery is made. The delivery time can vary as it is dependent on the other delivery points on the route.

Come into the shop and fill out a sign up form or download the file below and bring it in. Email any questions to

pedaler signup