I saw the thread re great coffee in D.C., but it focused on brewed coffee. I'm wondering where I can find espresso unknown to Starbuck's and Cosi/Xando - strong, flavorful - amaaazing. I can mail order La Colombe from Phila or Urth Caffe from the West Coast, or even Peet's, but I was looking for a place that has great baristas too (I'm not one!) so I could get a great latte or cappucino - no frills like flavored syrups, etc -just looking for the basics...the European way.
By the way, Java Shack and Common Grounds in Arlington are pretty good (not amazing), but I'm looking for something in the city.
Thanks in advance.