Compass Coffee is a Washington, DC-based Coffee Roaster. Founded in 2014 by two Marines, Michael Haft and Harrison Suarez, Compass has 12 brick and mortar locations around the Washington Metro Area, one active roasting facility in DC’s historic Shaw neighborhood, and a growing regional grocery presence. You can find Compass Coffee at many popular DC restaurants, in corporate break rooms, and in government facilities.Currently, Compass is building a state-of-the-art production facility in Ivy City to support its expansion through the entire Mid-Atlantic region of the United States and beyond.
Their story, in brief: It was during their time in the Marines that Compass founders first got into coffee — it became a ritual for them as they were stationed and then deployed in Afghanistan together. While they began to experiment with different roasts and brewing methods they realized that coffee didn’t have to taste stale and burnt, it could taste really good. What makes ’em unique: Compass created an easy to understand flavor matrix, so that customers with any level of coffee knowledge would be able to pick the right one for them. Most of their blends are also named after DC neighborhoods for added local pride. The brew you’ve gotta try: The Nutella Mocha.