Commonwealth Joe

When was the last time you explored a city near you? I’ve been feeling the need to explore more of Alexandria and Arlington, VA, particularly their coffee shops. I go to Starbucks and Dunkin more often because they’re the closest to me, so I like to visit other coffee shops when I can. On my…

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A Gift Guide for Coffee Lovers

Do you love coffee or know someone who does? We all know at least one person enjoys a cup or two a day. Whether you’ve already started or have yet to start shopping, this list is for the coffee love in your life. Note: None of the links included are affiliate links. Coffee I can’t…

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Vigilante Coffee: the Coffee Shop You Need to Try

There’s nothing like a neighborhood coffee shop. It’s so easy to make a Starbucks trip, but local coffee shops that connect with their community are the best. This is a simple way to describe Vigilante Coffee, a coffee shop based in Maryland. It was founded by Christopher Vigilante, and the mission is to uplift others…

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Sipping on BeanBee Coffee

Are you a whole bean person or do you like yours already ground? I’ve recently become a whole bean person, and that’s made me realize how much I love the processes of different things I enjoy. There’s just something about grinding my own beans to make cold brew or a hot cup of coffee. One…

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Cxffeeblack: The Brand Focusing on Coffee’s Interesting History

Do you know the history of coffee? People often refer to an Ethiopian folklore, but the specific history isn’t known. According to the National Coffee Association, it can be traced back to Ethiopia. It eventually made its way to the Arabian peninsula and Europe (soon after the peninsula). Find out more about the history of…

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PJ’s Coffee: Who Doesn’t Love A Smooth Drink?

Tea has quickly become one of my favorite drinks, and I’ve increased how often I make coffee since the COVID shift began. I love making my own coffee, but I love grabbing some from a local coffee shop. One of my friend’s told me about one of the newest coffee shops in Bowie, Maryland: PJ’s Coffee.…

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Feeling Like a Boss with Boss Blend Coffee Co.

How do you prefer your coffee? Have you tried cold brew? It’s become a very popular coffee type that I think is here to stay. As someone who typically brews coffee with grounds or instant coffee, it’s become one of my favorites. Boss Blend Coffee Co. popped up on my Instagram feed at the perfect time. A…

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Chicken & Waffles at The Capital Burger

There aren’t many restaurants that are open early and close late. The Capital Burger Reston is one that you should put on your list. This new Reston, Virginia location–connected to the Hyatt Regency Hotel Reston–serves breakfast unlike the Washington, D.C. location. My fellow foodie, @nikki_foodventures on Instagram, invited me to their preview. We had an early morning (7 am) reservation. Yes,…

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