Coffee: Good, not great.
Price: Cheap to Average
Location: Near Metro Center at 1120 G St NW
Sip of Seattle is located near one of the many entrances at Metro Center. Placed far enough away from Chinatown Coffee Company (CCC), Sip of Seattle is worthy of a stop-in to get your daily coffee or espresso if the 10 minute walk to CCC is too long. Initially appearing as a hole-in-the-wall coffee joint, once you open the doors, a pleasant, tidy environment welcomes you in beckoning to try one of their many coffee concoctions. Additionally, they have a coffee dispensers containing Sumatra Mandheling, Kenya AA, and coffee blends from Seattle for 10.50 lb. While a small space, they offer 6 chairs with some table space near the walls to work at.
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The drip coffee initially seemed flat, but grew on me as I passed the White House sipping it. I wondered to myself if the anti-nuclear protester encamped there would like this coffee. The coffee lacked flavor or complexity, but was not bitter or watery. Decent is the watchword for Sip of Seattle.
Price: Sip of Seattle will be generally easy on the wallet. A small coffee is 1.20 and medium is 1.70. A small latte is 2.40 and medium is 2.95. A single espresso is 1.70 with a double being 1.95. Pictured below is there menu accompanied by the price.
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Conclusion: For an innocuous coffee shop, Sip of Seattle surprised me with a relatively good espresso and a non-bitter coffee to satisfy my caffeine addiction. Speaking to the amount of business they receive, 5-10 people entered into the cafe in a span of 5 minutes buying coffee to go. I recommend Sip of Seattle for those who need their coffee, but can't make it to the specialty coffee shops in the area.
Update: Recently I learned that Sip of Seattle uses different beans for their drip coffee each day, some days its Kenya AA, others Colombian Supremo, for example. Perhaps, I had a cup that didn't suite my particular taste. I will have to go back, and try out some new drip coffee.