The new Sidamo Coffee & Tea in Maple Lawn still doesn't have an official opening date -- in part because Sidamo is going to roast coffee on site, and the roaster hasn't been delivered.
The French Market coffee shop in Ellicott City got accolates on Tales of Two Cities blog earlier this week when Wordbones named it his new favorite coffee shop.
I need to have a coffee tour one weekend this fall. Try Sidamo, the French Market, Bean Hollow, Lakeside, Java Grande and all the rest (including the Ethiopian coffee ceremony at Cafe Oromia in Burtonsville as suggested below by Momomom). I stopped by Sidamo's tasting on Saturday, and the coffee was delicious.