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Mayorga Coffee in Silver Spring, Maryland

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Mayorga Coffee in Silver Spring, Maryland

Coffeegeek | Aug 12, 2006 05:35 PM

Visiting DC, went to Mayorga Coffee to do some studying.

Good for:
freshly roasted specialty coffee beans
a place to hang out / socialize

BAD for:
wireless internet (no access half the time)
service

Don't know about:
their food
their desserts
their espresso

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The place is very large, with nice leather couches. They roast their coffee on-site, which you can see them do. On my first visit, I bought half a pound of medium-roasted Honduran Marcala, fresh from the roaster.

The manager wasn't present on the second of my two visits (a Saturday morning), and the place was falling apart. Wireless internet was unavailable for over two hours, and several people with laptops (myself included) were visibly unhappy. I inquired about it twice, and the nice but clueless girl behind the counter kept saying that the manager wasn't in right now and she didn't know how to fix it, so sorry.

I asked when the drip (filter) coffee was brewed. Enthusiastically she replied, "Today!". Great. And this girl is pulling the espresso shots? (FYI, some good coffeehouses dump their coffee and brew fresh coffee every 30min.)

A woman complained about the thick smoke hanging in the air (presumably from the coffee roaster); girl behind the counter: so sorry, the manager isn't here right now.

A very irate man in a wheelchair was complaining that something related to their coffeehouse outside blocked the entrance to his home; the girl behind the counter: so sorry, the manager isn't here right now.

When the internet was still down after at least 2 hours, a couple of the people with laptops packed up and left, and I left as well.

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