|Mayorga Coffee Opening Monday|
|Written by Columbia Heights News|
|Wednesday, 14 March 2007|
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Mayorga Coffee will be holding a "soft opening" on Monday (March 19). The owner of Mayorga Coffee, Jae, made this announcement on Tuesday on our community forum. Mayorga Coffee is coming in place of the much anticipated Kudo Beans at Tivoli Square (Park Rd and 14th St NW). Based on Jae's forum posts, his cafe will be well worth the wait. It will go beyond just the normal coffee shop fare with gourmet tapas and alcoholic beverages.
Jae provides a better sense of what to expect during the opening day (next Monday) in his most recent posting:
Jae explains the reason behind all the delays as well as Mayorga's concept:
I am the owner of the Mayorga Coffee at Tivoli Square. I thought I'd post something in this forum to answer a lot of questions I see here. Needless to say, our journey to this point has been a difficult struggle. The story is too long to post here so I will spare you the details. The important thing is that we are very close to opening soon. As soon as the DC Health department gives us the thumbs up, we are open for business. We do have 2 entrances. One on 14th St. and the other on Park Rd. We are a Mayorga Coffee serving everything you would expect from Mayorga Coffee Roasters. We are expanding on the concept here at Tivoli with a Lounge on the upper floor. We just finished creating a dinner menu for the Lounge. We hired a renowned chef to bring to life our concept. Food designed to be shared with inspiration from the unique locales from which our coffee beans originate. I am happy to see that our shop is generating some excitement from the neighborhood. I hope to serve you all well and I hope Mayorga Coffee at Tivoli will become THE place where friends from the neighborhood gather.
He also provides an idea of the kinds of food that will be served there:
We are serving food with inspiration from the coffee regions. Not so much the actual dishes from the regions. You can look at it as a type of fusion. "Global Tapas" is what we are calling it for now for lack of a better term. Here are some examples.
Lunch / Togo sample: "The Fat Cuban" - Smoked Pulled pork, swiss cheese, mangos, red onions, with our coffee barbeque sauce on a rustic loaf.
Lounge menu sample: Grilled Lamb Chops marinated with sesame - scallion served with yukon wedges.
Caribean Jerk wings with tomato and chorizo over white rice.
Please visit the thread on our forum, Breaking News About Kudo Beans!, to see this story unravel.
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