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Dolcezza opened its seventh gelato and coffee shop at CityCenterDC yesterday. Customers can stop by for a free mini cone on Sunday, April 19, from 2 to 5 p.m.
New to this location is nitro coffee, which infuses nitrogen into the liquid at the point of sale with the same technology used for draft beer. Unlike carbonated beverages that have big, often sharp bubbles, adding nitrogen gives the drink a smooth, creamy feel. The nitro offering will be available for $5.50 a cup. There’s also a full coffee bar using Stumptown‘s single-origin beans.
The shop also includes Dolcezza’s usual gelato flavors made with seasonal local ingredients. Gourmet sundaes—or coppettas—with housemade whipped creams and other toppings are also available for $7 to $8.
Owners Robb Duncan and Violeta Edelman are quickly expanding their wholesale operations as well. Dolcezza recently launched its product in 44 Whole Foods locations throughout the Mid-Atlantic, including in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Ohio, Kentucky, Maryland, Virginia, and D.C.
Dolcezza, 904 Palmer Alley NW; dolcezzagelato.com
Photo by Jessica Sidman