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I'm Melanie and a traveling coffee blogger based in the South. This space is about more than coffee though - it's about the people who serve it, the spaces you drink it and the convos that bloom around it. Won't you join me?

Bump n' Grind, Silver Spring, MD

Bump n' Grind, Silver Spring, MD

1200 E West Hwy, Silver Spring, MD 20910

Silver Spring is fairly close to the Baltimore area. From my very long duration there (a whole five days), I gathered that Silver Springs is the shopping area in Baltimore. I went there once for dinner and unwittingly returned in an effort to visit coffee shop with a very cool name:

Bump n' Grind

If you're singing 'I don't see nothing wrong with a little bump and grind', you're not alone.

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This area is down-town-esque, although it's not necessarily downtown. There's a little bit of street parking, but the location is really best suited for street walkers (not of the zombie type).  

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This coffee shop is a good spot for coffee connoisseurs. It's got a mix of expresso based drinks and hand-poured coffee options provide a great baseline for craft coffee options. Bump n Grind roasts their own single-origin beans from all over the world and opt toward light to medium coffee. 

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I snagged a flat white and a chocolate truffle covered in sprinkles because... who doesn't love rainbow sprinkles? The coffee was pretty good and my flat white was creamy. I've heard of specialty lattes, but I didn't see any offered. Not pictured but offered are homemade flatbread and burrito options. Their cafe cabinet looks pretty barren above, but that's seems about right for almost 5 PM in afternoon.

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I can't go too far into this post without talking about the uniqueness of this shop: the combination of music and coffee! As they'll tell you themselves, they've chosen things that bring joy to our senses; taste, smell and auditory.

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Heading in at 430 PM on a Thursday afternoon, nobody was spinning any records. However, it didn't take too much imagination to picture someone posted up on the spin table sending out some good feel jams. They've got monthly events on 1st Fridays and 2nd Fridays; I wish I could have attended, but for now I'll live vicariously through folks in the area who can check it themselves (Bump n Grind music schedule here)

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The big windows at the storefront let quite a bit of natural light in. This place can get pretty noisy, so if you're good with that vibe, then this might be a great study/get stuff done spot for you. In the future, I'd be more likely use to space to meet up with a friend and enjoy some good tunes.

Also, anyone who has farting animal coloring books is a win in my book.

 
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