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Courtyard by Marriott Washington Embassy Row
Adds Barista on Demand to Their Menu

Charlottesville, VA. – August 16, 2007 - The Courtyard Washington Embassy Row announced today that the property has selected Barista on Demand to provide complimentary fresh ground organic and rainforest alliance certified coffee and gourmet beverages to guests and staff 24 hours, 7 days per week.

Barista on Demand will replace Starbucks as the property’s lobby coffee service. This switch is part of the Courtyard Washington Embassy Row’s ongoing efforts to partner with local, sustainable vendors throughout their purchasing and operations. The 158-room Courtyard was totally renovated in 2005 and combines state of the art accommodations with warm, plush furnishings and the flair of a modern boutique.

“Partnering with Barista on Demand makes perfect sense for us,” states Davin Driskill, GM of the Courtyard Marriott. “This is a conscious choice to partner with a local company whose products are outstanding, sustainability practices are very compelling, and whose goals fit with our own, both in terms of customer satisfaction while reducing waste and supporting the local community.”

Barista on Demand has made sustainability a core part of their business, from their well-established Rainforest Alliance Certified purchasing and Seed to Cup program, which supports coffee farmers and their communities through direct payments to growers. They also recently introduced the ecotainer coffee cup - a compostable to-go cup made of paper with a corn-based plastic lining.

“Being chosen as the coffee of choice for Courtyard Washington Embassy Row is an honor in addition to a great business partnership,” says Dennis Tracz, CEO  & Founder of Barista on Demand, LLC. “We love working with Davin and the team here. They make business decisions not only on price but also based on local and sustainable values.”

To see a video of Barista on Demand’s service at
Courtyard Marriott Washington Embassy Row 
please click here

The Courtyard Washington Embassy Row is a great choice for business, leisure and convention guests looking for sophistication, style and world class Marriott service in the heart of Washington DC. After a multi-million-dollar renovation in 2005, the hotel combines state-of-the-art accommodations with warm, plush furnishings and the flair of a modern boutique. Stay connected with the free high speed internet in our oversized guest rooms, and sleep well on the 11 inch plush mattresses sumptuously appointed with 300 thread-count sheets and down comforters. Located in the hotel is the award-winning restaurant Nage, an upscale-casual eatery with a menu based in French cooking with a palette of global flavors. Located on Scott Circle in the heart of downtown DC the Courtyard Embassy Row is an easy walk to Dupont Circle, the K Street business district and the White House. Call (202) 293-8000 for more information or visit

Barista on Demand, LLC is a Charlottesville, VA-based coffee service company. Since 2006, they have provided coffee and gourmet specialty drinks through public and private businesses and institutions. Their sustainability platform includes their Rainforest Alliance Certified Seed to Cup program, which provides direct payments to coffee growers, and the Metro area’s first biodegradable ecotainer®. For more information, please visit .


Dennis Tracz
Barista on Demand, LLC
P.O. Box 8248
Charlottesville, VA 22906
Phone: 434.531.9192


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