Dolcezza is a gelato & coffee shop located in Washington DC, serving daily-made gelato & expertly crafted coffee drinks in 5 shops and several downtown farmers’ markets. We produce small batches of hand-made gelato every morning in our expansive Gelato Factory & Coffee Lab in the Union Market neighborhood, using the best available ingredients: local fruits, herbs, nuts, cheese, milk and cream. Combining old-world methods and a curiosity for innovation, we craft an exquisite gelato with a conscience. Most ingredients are grown locally by our farmer friends, who hand-pick their produce at peak ripeness before bringing it to the market the next day. We squeeze the citrus one by one, melt the chocolate, infuse the herbs, grind the nuts and roast the spices, all with our own hands, every step of the way. Creating our gelato has taught us to measure time with the seasons and to stay close with our local farmers as they teach us about the beautiful bounty from their land.