Grape + Bean

Saturday, April 10th, 2010

My friend Caleb Brown put together the bit below as part of the U.S. Chamber’s “I Am Free Enterprise” video competition.

Grape + Bean is one of my favorite spots in Old Town, Alexandria, and between its Clover machine and brewing Counter Culture Coffee, the place makes the best cup of coffee in the D.C. area.

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6 Responses to “Grape + Bean”

  1. #1 |  Dave Krueger | 

    Am I the only person who’s noticed that Radley seems to have a lot of “favorite spots”? *wink wink*

  2. #2 |  Bob | 

    I can’t help but notice that all the businesses you seem to frequent sell booze.

  3. #3 |  Bob | 

    So… does that Clover machine use the same filter for every cup of coffee? I don’t see him changing the filter, nor do I see the machine going through a cleaning cycle after each cup.

    And believe me, after I use it to brew my “Maxwell House”, you’re going to want to clean it before brewing your Congolese / Etruscan blend.

    Wow, 11 grand would buy me a LOT of cans of Maxwell House.

  4. #4 |  Highway | 

    Bob, from a quick study of it, there’s no filter, like in both the vacuum and french press methods that it’s described as being a mixture of. The ‘cleaning cycle’ is when the plunger rises and pushes all the used grounds above the top of the machine to be screeded off with the squeegee.

  5. #5 |  Arhtur | 

    Does anyone know how much these capitalist pigs are making in profits!?!?

    Seriously, I enjoy hearing stories like theirs; it gives me real ‘hope’ which helps balance all the rhetorical ‘hope’ that rules the news.

  6. #6 |  Boyd Durkin | 

    But they both used public roads to get to work, so socialism is good.