Filter House

One of many random elephants hidden all over D.C.

Pour Over Coffee

Ethiopia Sidamo
Fruit & Floral Aromatics of Strawberry, Orange Blossom and
Apricot Vivid Acidity, Creamy Body, with a Lingering Finish.

Kenya AA Kaguyu Estate
Intense Fruit Aromatics of Currant Berries & Black Tea
Balance Citric Acidity.

Brasil Cerrado Gold
Rich Cocoa Aromatics, Caramel Sweetness Medium Bodied
with a Mellow Acidity.

Guatemala Finca La Soledad
Caramel, Vanilla and Floral Aromatics Notes of Chocolate
and Orange-like Acidity.

Peru La Florida
Complex and Rich Aroma with Cinnamon Notes Chocolatey
Cup with Hints of Almond.

Sumatra Lingtong Wahana Estate
Strawberry Jam Aromatics In the Cup Notes of Chocolate and
Black Currant with a Creamy Full Body.

Filter House off of Dupont Circle, is tightly tucked away in the depths of  historic district, just a few steps shy of the Phillips Collection. Bright orange French press and mug metal art precedes stone steps descending into the warm, wood and orange accented cafe. Grad students ( or pretend students) clacking away on Support- Miscellaneous-Humanitarian-Cause sticker studded Mac laptops inhabit the caffeine cave, making an open seat impossible. Despite cramped quarters, the coffee is prime. A slew of Latin American and African beans perch on Filter House’s shelves and are the stars of their menu, the Panama Volcan ( harvested near Boquete, in the shadow of a volcano) catching my eye.

The barista’s steady yet fluid hand snappily made me an adorable cappuccino crowned in thick clouds of foam, touched with  a leaf design. The brew was strong bodied, bold, peppered with chocolate-y notes and a creamy finish. However, I had to enjoy this delight outside in the cold, because of the  Cafe Occupiers hogging the seats.

If I could figure out how to give Filter House stars, it would be a 3.

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