I’m so excited to introduce you to my all-time favorite coffee shop in the world: Ebenezer’s Coffeehouse. Ebenezer’s is like a second home to me since moving to D.C.
I am most certainly a “regular” and go to Ebenezer’s on almost a daily basis for cherished coffee runs with friends, work meetings, and countless hours of reading, study, and devotions. If walls could talk, the walls in Ebenezer’s would testify to the rich friendships I’ve developed during my time in D.C., overheard incredibly valuable meetings with work acquaintances-turned-friends that are oftentimes career-altering, and seen me struggle through study for the GRE and countless hours of reading for grad school.
When you score 99 percent for extraversion on the Myers-Briggs test (this is not an exaggeration), a coffeehouse is the best place to study and work. The energy I gain from being around others when I’m writing is both indescribable and irreplaceable.
I’ve even made friends with the baristas (Shout out to Andrew and Troy!)
So what makes Ebenezer’s different?
This coffee shop fosters a sense of community that I have not felt at other coffeehouses in the neighborhood. In a city that is overrun by millennials seeking community, Ebenezer’s is an oasis in what oftentimes feels like a barren wasteland.
Ebenezer’s has a unique story. Founded in 2006 by a local church, the coffeehouse has a unique motto — “coffee with a cause”. They sell Christian books, as well as fair trade goods. Encouraging books and recommendations on how you can serve the poor and the needy in your community are hidden in nearly every nook and cranny.
Ebenezer’s is located just blocks from the historic Union Station, minutes from the U.S. Senate, and a brisk walk away from the U.S. Capitol. Its location is ideal for serving the average work-worn Washingtonian or weary traveler in search of a caffeine fix.
Ebenezer’s has something for everyone. I’m personally not much of a coffee-drinker, but get me some tea and I’ve suddenly been transported to heaven-on-earth. My personal favorite is chai. I’ll take my chai made any way — iced or hot, spiced or vanilla. But my all-time personal favorite is their fall seasonal chai: pumpkin-spiced chai. When the leaves start changing and the District settles into fall, trust me, you’ll have to give it a try.
You won’t regret it.
For you coffee-lovers, their honey lavender latte is to die for. And my husband Zach tells me that their caramel mocha is equally delicious.
Whether you’re new to Washington, just passing through on a business trip, or here on vacation, Ebenezer’s is a spot you won’t want to miss. I hope to see you there!
P.S. This is the first you’ll be hearing from me about Ebenezer’s, but it most certainly will not be the last, I can’t wait to share with you the fun drinks they feature come autumn!
For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them. ~ Matthew 18:20
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