Mayorga Coffee at the Tivoli "soft opening" Monday
- By the Way, Mayorga is a rockville based roaster.
In addition to coffee they will have an upstairs lunge
with lunch/dinner menus.
I've heard good things about their location in Silver
Their website is here: http://www.mayorgacoffee.com/
Their Mission Statement:
Mayorga Coffee Roasters is a diverse, upbeat Specialty
coffee roaster, wholesaler, and retailer aimed at
offering high-quality Specialty grade coffees sourced
from farms and co-ops adhering to the highest
environmental, social, and quality standards. We view
ourselves as partners with our customers, employees,
vendors, community, and environment. Our goal is to
make a positive impact in our partners' lives while
becoming a regionally recognized brand name. Our goal
will be achieved through quality, consistency,
education, and integrity. We strive for healthy
growth, product and service excellence, annual
profitability, community contribution, and building a
positive environment for our employees.
Mayorga Coffee is:
Certified minority-owned business
Certified by the USDA as organic food processor
Certified by the State of Maryland as a food
Certified and licensed by the Maryland Department of
Third-party HAACP certified
FROM COLUMBIA HEIGHTS NEWS
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
We have posted a listing for Mayorga Coffee in our
Dining section. We would love to get your feedback on
the food, drinks, and atmosphere of the newest
addition to Columbia Heights' dining scene!
Jae provides a better sense of what to expect during
the opening day (next Monday) in his most recent
I will be doing a soft opening this coming Monday.
Please excuse the slight unfinished look of the place.
We are still waiting to have our back bar in the
lounge installed and have some finishing touches over
all put in as we go. Signs are on the way but we will
put up temporary signs in the mean time. On the main
level, our tables were not made correctly so we will
have temporary tables put in it's place. The chairs
that go on the opposite side of the banquette will be
put in place once the tables arrive. Also, remember
there will be kinks worked out before I announce the
"official" grand opening. I hope Mayorga DC is not
judged by it's first few days in business. I guess you
all will be my test subjects. I look forward to
meeting you in person and remember to ask for Jae to
receive coffee on me as I promised earlier. Coffee
will be on me for the posters previous to this
message. I can't offer the whole world a freebee. I'm
sure you understand. Also, my alcohol won't be in
place in time so free beer will have to be a rain
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
He also provides an idea of the kinds of food that
will be served there:
Yes, we will serve alcohol. In order for the board to
issue our license, we must provide them with a
Certificate of Occupancy which we are busy working on
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