New York-based coffee roaster and retailer Gregorys opened its fourth Washington, D.C. outlet at 1101 Connecticut Avenue NW on December 5.
The chain, which opened its first D.C. store last fall, offered free coffee in celebration of the 1,200-square foot shop in D.C. in return for wearing “a pair of signature Gregorys Coffee glasses”.
Visitors were invited to enjoy a free 12-ounce drink, including drip coffee, cold brew, espresso, cortados, cappuccinos and lattes, on Wednesday. Freebies and treats will also be given out throughout the week.
On Dec. 6, visitors will be able to watch a latte art throwdown in a new space as baristas from all over the city participate for a cash prize.
Apart from D.C. launch preparations, Gregorys is also coming up with new food items which will be on offer in late December. These include gluten-free matcha doughnuts, paleo brownies and a vegan breakfast sandwich, the company announced in a press release.
Gregorys brings and roasts single-origin coffees from around the world. For example, Ethiopian Abalulessa is roasted with notes of blueberry, bubblegum and milk chocolate. Santa Martha is sourced from Mexico, mixing flavors of plum, cocoa and cranberry.
“In the Gregorys family, we consider D.C. to be our second home, our HQ2, if you will,” Gregory Zamfotis, founder and CEO of Gregorys, said in a press release. “With this newest location, we’re expanding and investing in the local community.”
Gregorys Coffee is located in D.C. locations including 1000 Vermont Avenue NW, (202) 621-8687 (Monday-Friday, 6:30 a.m.-6 p.m.), 1147 20th Street NW, (202) 525-4678 (Monday-Friday, 6:30 a.m.-5 p.m.), 1900 L Street NW, (202) 652-1088 (Monday-Friday, 6 a.m.-6:30 p.m.), and now at 1101 Connecticut Avenue NW (Monday-Friday, 6 a.m.-7 p.m., Weekends, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.)