A few weeks ago, I shared the announcement that MadCap Coffee in Grand Rapids, Michigan, was planning to open a new shop and roastery. Their announcement was attached to a video hinting at possible new locations around the world. On October 1, MadCap revealed more details, announcing their expansion to Washington DC. A move that should be cheered among coffee lovers in the area.
Yesterday morning I sat down with Trevor Corlett, the owner of MadCap, for coffee in his new home town to discuss the move. We talked about the DC coffee culture, the terrible traffic, and some of the neighborhoods he had his eye on in the heart of DC. Wherever the new MadCap ends up, Trevor says the shop will be unique.
Until the perfect space is found and transformed into MadCap’s new roastery and coffee shop, you can already get a MadCap fix in the DC area. Trevor has been spending a lot of time recently at Buzz Bakery in Arlington, where he hopes they’ll soon be known for their coffee as much as for their award-winning pastries.
As someone originally from the area, who visits fairly often, I’m excited to have MadCap add to the growing progressive coffee movement in the city. Welcome home Trevor and good luck with MadCap DC.