Vigilante Comes To The Coffee Rescue - D.C.

Vigilante comes to the coffee rescue

Conjuring coffee wherever you want it would be an ideal morning asset.

Until that happens, take comfort in pop-up caffeine, courtesy of local roaster Vigilante. The coffee company has taken over Dupont Circle's Mr. Yogato on weekday mornings from 7 to 10 a.m.

Roaster Chris Roessler-Vigilante started working with coffee in Hawaii and still sources the majority of his beans–including those used for espresso–directly from Hawaiian farmers. The Maui Mokka in particular is smaller than most beans, and packs a deep chocolate and fruit flavor. The team also sources beans from Guatemala, and plans to add Colombia, then perhaps Costa Rica or Kenya, to the mix.

The temporary bar serves pour-over coffee ($3), iced coffee ($3) and the standard array of espresso beverages. For time-strapped customers, there are grab-and-go cups of brewed coffee ($2).

The crew also sells cakey cinnamon bread ($2), cookies ($2.50) and muffins ($3) from local Black Strap Baking Company.

If weekend coffee is more your style, stop by the Saturday Glover Park-Burleith Farmers' Market, where the roasters operate a full espresso bar.

Vigilante Coffee Co., in Mr. Yogato, 1515 17th St. NW (at Church St.);