5. Peregrine Espresso — Washington, D.C. from America's 50 Best Coffee Shops (Slideshow)

America's 50 Best Coffee Shops (Slideshow)

Regis Vogt

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5. Peregrine Espresso — Washington, D.C.

Peregrine not only makes great coffee, they have created an excellent atmosphere and provide stellar customer service. Said Dawn Shank, one of their award-winning baristas:

"What makes Peregrine special? I would definitely say it's the energy between baristas and customers. I know that for a lot of baristas, talking about specialty coffee to customers is something that we really want to focus on and share without overly geeking out on customers, making it a welcoming environment where customers want to learn more about coffee and they don't feel intimidated or just turned off by something new or different."