Let the Coffee Wars Begin

Monday night I was rushing up Seventh Street, having left my DC Metblogs compatriots at a (very enjoyable!) Elephant & Castle happy hour and on my way to the District Chophouse. As I neared the corner of 7th and E Streets, I noticed an amusing instance of corporate fiefdoms. On one side of the corner is a new Starbucks. On the other is an almost completed Juan Valdez Cafe. I’ve never seen a Juan Valdez Cafe before, but it looks like the inside will be vibrant and colorful. In any case, these two coffee warriors are preparing to face each other down on one of the most popular streets in DC. Should be very interesting! If anyone has ever been to a Juan Valdez Cafe, share your experience – I’m fascinated by the prospect of a coffee war…

4 Comments so far

  1. Tom Bridge (unregistered) on December 21st, 2005 @ 4:38 pm

    There’s one on 19th St, too. I am curious to go into one!

  2. Tiff (unregistered) on December 22nd, 2005 @ 12:46 am

    They’ll have rumbles. Like in West Side Story, but instead of knives, they’ll be armed with those things they use to keep the foam out of your latte. And pelt each other with coffee beans.

  3. Tom MIlls (unregistered) on December 22nd, 2005 @ 8:11 am

    When I worked at Metropolitan Square, I remember having a Starbucks at the 14th Street end of G Street, and a Caribou at the 13th Street end (exit of Metro Center), and I thought that was a coffee war. This is much more in your face. I love it!

  4. Tom Mills (unregistered) on February 28th, 2006 @ 10:58 am

    W*USA 9 TV ran an article about the Juan Valdez Cafe yesterday… the article is here

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