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“Disappointed” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Quartermaine Coffee Roasters

Quartermaine Coffee Roasters
4817 Bethesda Avenue, Bethesda, MD 20814
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Ranked #3 of 15 Coffee & Tea in Bethesda
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Bergen County, NJ
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“Disappointed”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Like most I enjoy a good cup of coffee and favor independent shops. Feel they provide more bean types and brew a better cup than the corporates. Went to Quartermaine and was disappointed. Watery coffee with little flavor. They had a chalkboard on the sidewalk touting their doughnuts. Had a glazed that had less taste than a paper towel.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Bethesda, Maryland
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25 reviews
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“What's all the hype??!!”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Below average coffee!! I was BUMMED that the Dunkin Donuts in Bethesda was closed so, against my gut instinct, I walked across the street to Quartermaine. I ordered an iced hazelnut coffee. It was weak and diluted, HUGE disappointment. And the service was mediocre. Go 1 block down the street to Barnes and Noble.....the have a Starbucks upstairs.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Washington, DC
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Best Cafe Mocha Anywhere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

There should be a fee just to enter the place and breathe-in the wonderful coffee aromas that you'll find here. Each of its coffee drinks starts with its custom-roasted excellent coffee beans, so they all have a terrific head start.

But it's the Cafe Mocha here that excels above similar drinks by other vendors. Unlike most other places, they use pure chocolate -- not some pre-mixed chocolate milk. The milk foam is so creamy and thick that the surface of the drink looks like some sort of marble -- deep and rich cream with dark coffee swirled throughout. Almost a work of art too beautiful to disturb! But once you do, you'll find the most balanced and pleasing cafe mocha you've ever had. And it's why I can never pass by this place without ordering one!

Visited October 2013
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Evergreen, Colorado, USA
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“Overall, mediocre experience...”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Tried to find a place to get a good cup of coffee while in Bethesda for the art festival. And, I like to support small, funky, local businesses. So, we looked on TripAdvisor and found this place.

Pretty disappointing. Kinda felt like a chain - maybe like, Peets or something like that.

I didn't care for the coffee either. It was hot, however. And, that's a must. But, I just didn't really care for the atmosphere or the coffee.

Overall, a mediocre experience.

Visited October 2013
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“Local, great Coffee”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013 via mobile

Better than Starbucks, staff have personality, & the Americana was done perfectly. Iced Tea solid. Go here.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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