When it opened less than five years ago, Black Lion Cafe was almost immediately recognized by critics and customers alike as one of the best coffee shops in Montgomery County. Why? Some will say it’s all about the beans. BLC uses single-origin Arabica coffee beans, imported from the highlands of Ethiopia and expertly roasted on the premises. Others credit Emmanuel Manolis, the owner and operator of the cafe who not only has a rich family heritage in Ethiopian coffee, but also has a passion for sharing it with his customers. Though the cafe has been forced to operate in new ways in recent months, Black Lion is taking the changes in stride, expanding its outdoor seating options, streamlining its online ordering process, and offering more grab-and-go options for patrons who stop by without pre-ordering. For the rest of the summer, the shop is offering 30% off all purchases of its house-roasted beans, so be sure to pick up a bag next time you visit.
It’s All About the Beans at Black Lion Cafe
September 23, 2020