Peregrine Espresso

Eastern Market
660 Pennsylvania Ave SE
Washington DC 20003

1718 14th St NW
Washington DC 20009

Mon-Sat. 7am-9pm
Sun. 8am-8pm

Union Market
1309 5th St NE
Washington DC 20002

Fri-Sun. 8am-8pm

Peregrine (per'e-grin,-gren)
1. Foreign; alien.
2. Roving/wandering; migratory

[Middle English, from Old French, from Medieval Latin peregrïnus, wandering, pilgrim, from Latin, foreigner, from pereger, being abroad]




About Us

Now serving DC with three locations:

660 Pennsylvania Ave SE
Washington, DC 20003
(across from Eastern Market metro station)

1718 14th St NW
Washington, DC 20009
(between R and S, three blocks from U St metro station)

1309 5th St NE
Washington, DC 20002

Ryan Jensen has over ten years of experience in the specialty coffee industry, beginning as a part-time barista while in college in Missoula, MT. After moving to Washington, DC, in early 2003, he began working at murky coffee as a barista, manager and, eventually, general manager before, during and after attending the Graduate Institute at St. John’s College in Annapolis, MD.

After leaving murky coffee in late 2006, Ryan spent a year and a half as the DC Customer Relations Representative for Counter Culture Coffee, a wholesale coffee roaster based out of Durham, NC.

Awards and accomplishments include winning the 2005 Southeast Regional Barista Competition, competing in the 2005 United States Barista Championship, serving as a member of the USBC Committee from 2006 to 2009, and judging at the USBC 2006-2008.

Also, Ryan traveled to Costa Rica in fall 2007 to appear on Buen Dia, a nationally televised morning show, and to lead a workshop in latte art for baristas participating in the certification program at Costa Rica’s Instituto del Café. He has also trained baristas at many of the top cafes and restaurants throughout the Mid-Atlantic region as well as at the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY.

Jill Jensen began working at a bakery & café in Oxford, Ohio in 1999. She came to Washington, DC in 2001 to participate in the Americorps NCCC program. Jill then worked at Common Grounds Coffee & Tea in Arlington, VA before serving as an Americorps VISTA at the Southeast White House in DC. Currently Jill works as the Director of Administration at the Mustard Seed Foundation in Falls Church, VA. She has a degree in Marketing from the Miami University (Ohio) and has more recently sharpened her barista skills at Big Bear Café in DC.

Peregrine Espresso opened on Capitol Hill in August 2008.


We are always taking applications from interested people. For your enjoyment, click here to download an employment application (MS Word Document).

Please download the form, fill it out, and either email it to or drop off at 660 Pennsylvania Ave SE.

If the download thing isn’t working, please email me at the above address and I’ll shoot you a copy.