Coffee Lovers Rejoice! Your Guide to Alexandria’s Small Business Coffee Shops Has Arrived!

It’s here! The 2024 Alexandria Coffee Guide!

After being in production for the past two years, dealing with the tumultuous changes to the service industry following the COVID environment, and the bittersweet closings and openings of coffee shops, Joyful Tern Publishing has finally released the Alexandria Coffee Guide: 2024 Edition!

The guide best serves locals, transplants and tourists interested in coffee by giving them a curated set of Alexandria’s local shops, excluding such brand names like Starbucks, Dunkin’, Peets and the like. The guide is broken down into multiple regions (Old Town North/Del Ray, Crystal City, Old Town, Alexandria West End, and Eisenhower East) and catalogs the coffee shops within each region, as well as notable details about them and things to do in the surrounding area. The guide provides a concise glossary of coffee culture terms near the end, and a few articles about coffee concepts.

The guide has been made available at a crucial time, with adaptation to the COVID environment still evolving, and in-person interactions returning to a semblance of normalcy. Already, patronage of local coffee shops is closing in on pre-pandemic numbers, and tools like this guide that support local shop’s continued prevalence amid competing consumer choices are evermore important.

You can follow Joyful Tern’s local coffee account on Instagram and Facebook, @coffeealexandria or subscribe to their newsletter to keep up with the coffee scene in Alexandria. Otherwise, Joyful Tern will be producing a coffee guide to Washington, D.C. which will be available early 2024!