Monthly Archives: October 2009


Exciting stuff for Hilloween and Halloween this weekend.

Tomorrow, October 30, Hilloween comes to 7th St SE near Eastern Market and Saturday, of course, is Halloween.  We will have some special Halloween cupcakes from Buzz both Friday and Saturday and some other treats as well.

Some costumed customers will walk away with free Peregrine tshirts, particularly our 12-18 month onesies and 4T kids shirts for the cutest youngins.  Also, we’ll have a bunch of dog biscuits for the furry trick-or-treaters this weekend.

Let’s hope that the weather holds off for a great weekend.


Today’s Post Food Section

There were a couple of things of note in today’s Washington Post Food section:

1.  An article on Rwandan coffee and a new cafe in NW called Bourbon.  We are excited for Bosco and his crew to be open and serving delicious Rwandan coffee here in DC.  The story of Rwandan coffee is amazing and the taste is, too.  I got to speak with the reporter on my experiences with Rwandan coffee over the years and have a quote in the article.  In case you are wondering, we currently do not have any offerings from Rwanda–this year’s crop won’t be until later this fall.

2.  Tom Sietsema has a First Bite column on our neighbors at Seventh Hill Pizza.  He really likes it and we do, too.  If you haven’t tried it yet, come on by.  They are just a few doors down on 7th St SE between Pennsylvania Ave and C St SE.

Also, check out the brunch ideas including delicious coddled eggs.  Jill and I fell in love with coddled eggs when we were on our honeymoon in Ecuador–we might have to try these recipes.  Pick up some jars like the ones used in the article at Hills Kitchen.

What a great day for food.  Take care.

Washington Times on TNT

Click here to see this Wednesday’s article in the Washington Times on DC’s Thursday Night Throwdown.  Also, congrats to Peregrine’s own Jeremy Sterner for winning the October TNT (I think that makes eight times in 13 months!).  These monthly throwdowns have been a great opportunity for baristas across the city to gather, have a couple of drinks and talk about our uncommon passion for coffee.

In other news, we’ve been nominated for Best Restaurant/Cafe/Eatery/Coffee Shop on Capitol Hill in the first annual HILLY awards.  Click here to go to the CHAMPS website and vote for us.  Thanks.

Cupcakes! New Espresso!

Last weekend, we kicked off our cupcake campaign.  Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday, we will be offering delicious Buzz Bakery cupcakes to our lineup of afternoon sweets.  Each day will bring two different flavors so stop in often to catch the various options.  Follow us on Twitter (@peregrinedc) for the daily update but here is what we have this weekend:

Friday:  Red Velvet and Vanilla/Vanilla

Saturday:  Caramel Apple and Buzz (chocolate with mocha buttercream)

Sunday:  Pumpkin and Chocolate/Chocolate

Also, we are excited to be debuting a new espresso in the next few days.  We will be switching from the delicious Fazenda Ambiental Fortaleza from Brazil to the equally delicious Finca Mauritania from El Salvador.  This will be a blend of three different processes of coffee from one farm–Sun Dried, Pulped Natural and Washed.  We are very excited to feature this coffee and, in case you are keeping score, that puts five different coffees from El Salvador on our menu–Finca Mauritania Washed, Finca Mauritania Sun Dried, Los Luchadores, Finca Kilaminjaro and the Finca Mauritania Espresso.  Taste the variety and see how distinct coffees all hailing from the same country can be.

Have a great Friday.

Specials, Tarts, Cookies

Well, it’s October.

We have new drink specials:

Bela Lugosi- Pumpkin puree topped with espresso and served with a spoonful of graham cracker whipped cream.

Marco Polo- Curry hot chocolate made with creamy soy milk and garnished with dried mango.

Also, beginning on Friday, we will begin our tart of the week program with Buzz.  We will start with their Chocolate Cashew Maple Tart and switch it up weekly.  In addition, we’ve swapped out our Chocolate Chip cookie for a delicious Ginger-Molasses cookie from Pollystyle.

New T-Shirt and Most Amazing Coffee Menu Ever

We just got a new batch of t-shirts in, as seen below.  They are $15 and are a must-have for the fall.


Beginning tomorrow, we will have coffee lineup that I believe rivals any selection of coffees we’ve ever had the privilege of offering.  Hopefully, we’ll be able to keep much of this lineup for a good part of the fall so take your time working through these fine coffees:

Finca Nueva Armenia, Guatemala

Shakisso Washed, Ethiopia

Los Luchadores, El Salvador

Finca Mauritania, El Salvador

Finca Mauritania Sundried- El Salvador

Thunguri (and soon Ndaroini)- Kenya

Finca Kilaminjaro- El Salvador

Esmeralda- Panama  (only for about a week)

Finally, it looks like 7th St is complete from C St to Pennsylvania Ave so you can all now park in front of our store morning, noon and night.  Recently frustrated by the inability to drive to us??  Problem solved.