It’s been more than 15 months since the pandemic hit and for those of us who work in DC’s Foggy Bottom area one of many things we’ve lost is Sami’s Coffee Kiosk. The space at the corner of 22nd & Virginia which used to be occupied by Sami’s cart has been empty, with no sign of a return.
The corner’s still empty, but a few weeks ago Sami resurfaced on the twitters:
I stopped in this morning to see him, and it was a delight. Friendly as ever, we had time to catch up without the usual line on the sidewalk, and the coffee was as great as always. Sami has a sunny alcove with a lot of windows, more room than he had in his cart, and has basically shifted his gear out of the cart and onto a few countertops. He told me that business has been good, and at this point he thinks he’ll be staying at Sol so long as that continues.
So DC peeps, stop by and see Sami, and support a local businessman whose livelihood has been hit hard by the pandemic. You’ll be glad you did.