I am not a coffee drinker, but I have one visiting soon. He roasts his own beans at home, but he swears that the only thing he is snobby about is that the beans he uses for coffee must be freshly roasted (24 hours to 5 days). If it matters, he prefers mellow brews with chocolate notes.
Where am I to purchase these magical beans in the DC/NoVA area? Swings? Misha's?