If you've visited Tryst this past month you've noticed changes...seasonal changes to the cocktail list reflecting our love for the change of seasons.. Some of our sandwiches, dips and spreads, and Seasonal salads have been updated as well... But there's one more change around the Barista station and it changes daily... The "Barista Special"..
Through long conversations with each other about where coffee is going in DC, we put together a long list of ideas for future coffee/ espresso drinks at Tryst.. Some of which have yet to be named.
The idea to feature these drinks came about and the 'Barista Specials' board was born... Everyday, each Tryst Barista will feature a drink of his/her own discovery or creation .. Crafting an established espresso drink already requires a certain level of skill and expertise..introducing something new will undergo an even more intense level of scrutiny as these drinks have never been introduced to our region before, while some will have been conjured up from our own, wild, coffee-laden imaginations.. And as i previously stated, some of these ideas have not been named.. So we've been naming them after you.. The "Barista Specials' board regularly features a customers name plus a
recipe as our drink of the day.
So we invite you to take part in this massive coffee experiment with us as we interpret, and go on flights of espresso fancy, testing new ideas and naming our favorite ones after you.. We'd also like to extend a special invitation to local Baristas...Tryst is a community coffeehouse bar and lounge.. Coffee knowledge is a major priority and we want to keep sharing it with the local community... Local Baristas are a valuable part of our community at Tryst and we especially invite you to join us in future events.. One, in particular, will be a Barista Happy Hour once a month on Wednesdays from 3pm-9pm, where we will feature what we are calling the 'Barista 1,2,3'.. This will include 1 dollar double espresso shots, 2 dollar Cortado's, and 3 dollar Barista Drink Special of the Day.
Written by our Barista Ezzat Obaid