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Meet D.C.'s Chicest Coffee Guru & Tour Her New Java Spot

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    Looking for a good place to both get and feel the buzz? The Coffee Bar, Shaw's newest caffeine spot helmed by java pro Cait Lowry, is it. In addition to serving great coffee, Lowry’s cozy establishment offers an atmosphere that isn't your typical “Quiet! Can’t you see I’m reading Infinite Jest?” vibe. The shop is regularly filled with chatter, especially on the weekends, and people seem to like it that way.

    You’ll find food bloggers perched at the end of the bar, the District's creative set pouring over projects on their laptops, and all manner of locals scrumming happily for open chairs, stools, and window perches.

    Lowry, a D.C. native, headed up the coffee programs at Buzz Bakery, Baked & Wired, Pound the Hill, and Yola before striking out on her own — and she's serious about creating both types of buzz. Read on to discover what makes her tick, and get a peek at your favorite new spot to fuel up.

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