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The New Rules of Coffee at Small Planes Coffee

  • Small Planes Coffee 2400 T Street NE Washington, DC 20002 (map)

Small Planes Coffee hosts an evening of tasting and discussion with Jordan Michelman and Zachary Carlsen, founders of and authors of New Rules of Coffee: A Modern Guide for Everyone.

Open to novice coffee enthusiasts and longtime professionals alike, the evening will begin with a local roasters cupping at 5pm, featuring coffee from some of the finest roasters in the DC area.

At 7pm, Jordan and Zachary will share about their new book in a discussion with author and journalist Michaele Weissman, author of God in a Cup: The Obsessive Quest for Perfect Coffee, followed by an opportunity for questions from attendees.

The evening will also feature affogatos with Trickling Springs Creamery ice cream as well as plenty of coffee to drink.

Please RSVP if you plan to attend any part of the evening - cupping, discussion, or both!

About the book:

An illustrated guide to the essential rules for enjoying coffee both at home and in cafes, including tips on storing and serving coffee, coffee growing, roasting and brewing, plus facts, lore, and popular culture from around the globe.

This introduction to all things coffee written by the founders and editors of Sprudge, the premier website for coffee content, features a series of digestible rules accompanied by whimsical illustrations. Divided into three sections (At Home, At the Cafe, and Around the World), The New Rules of Coffee covers the basics of brewing and storage, cafe etiquette and tips for enjoying your visit, as well as essential information about coffee production (What is washed coffee?), coffee myths (Darker is not stronger!), and broadcasts from a new international coffee culture.

JORDAN MICHELMAN and ZACHARY CARLSEN are the co-founders of, the world’s most popular coffee publication, and publishers of the Sprudge Media Network, an international network of websites covering coffee (and as of 2017, wine) around the world. Michelman and Carlsen publish work from more than 100 contributors each year, and manage staff writers and editors in New York City, Tokyo, Amsterdam, Los Angeles, London, Melbourne, and San Francisco.

Small Planes Coffee, 2400 T Street Northeast, Washington, DC 20002