THE HATCHET'S 2015 BEST OF NORTHWEST

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BEST COFFEE

Location: 1916 I St. NW

Runner up: M.E. Swing’s, Greenberry’s

 

Leaving the five-block radius you typically traverse for Dunkin’ Donuts or Starbucks coffee is a bold move, but Filter is worth the step off campus.

 

With a variety of pour over coffees, a French pressed breakfast brew served until noon and house-blended Chai tea, all costing between $2 and $5, Filter goes beyond the typical cup-of-Joe offerings. The white-walled location closest to campus is sparsely decorated, and the ground floor has standing tables that lend to an Italian feel. Filter also sells muffins, scones and croissants that are a satisfying addition to your caffeine fix.

 

Be sure to bring a book or a friend because when you arrive, you’ll see a sign on the door asking customers to refrain from using technology. Guess you’ll have to check your notifications elsewhere.

 

- Jeanine Marie

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