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Join us for Cupping at the Roastery

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Carrboro Coffee Roasters will be hosting a cupping of selected 2017 Honduras Cup of Excellence winners on Friday, June 9, 2017 from 11pm to 2pm at our Training Room at the Roastery!

Coffee professionals, roasters, buyers, & the interested public are all invited to join us in Carrboro and cup the coffees that were chosen by the International Jury at the recent COE competition in Honduras. By focusing on a select group of winners, we will allow time for analysis of the coffees and discussion, while highlighting the diversity of profiles in Honduras.

Space will be limited, so please send an email to to RSVP ASAP to reserve a spot. Please email, as we want to plan for the right number of participants!

If you cannot participate in the cupping this week, we will be also cupping the Costa Rica COE samples on June 23rd.

Look forward to seeing you.

ACLU Promotion at Open Eye and Driade

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While things are as busy as ever here locally at Carrboro Coffee, we’d like to take this time to direct your attention towards something more universal.

We pride ourselves on being a globally-conscious company, but rarely a very political one, opting to instead focus on people and communities. We would love to spend our days thinking only on sourcing high-quality coffees and the direct relationships we build with individuals and families in the process. Simply put, we would love to “stick to coffee”, knowing full well this still carries a world-wide impact.

But the place we find ourselves recently, as a country, has motivated us think more frequently beyond our normal activities – global as they already are.

Carrboro Coffee Roasters has been given the opportunity to stand with Sprudge and our fellow coffee professionals in a way that promotes equality & civil liberties for all, as we value in our country.  Therefore, we’re excited to announce that both Open Eye Cafe and Caffe Driade will be donating a percentage of profits to the ACLU from February 3-5. We invite you to support this group, who works so hard on the behalf of all Americans, and visit one of our cafes to assist in this nationwide fundraiser.

This is a great example of why we coined the phrase – Coffee unites the world!

Coco Bean Pop-Up at Chapel Hill Library

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Our stay at the Chapel Hill Library may be over, but you can still enjoy our coffee in the lobby! Today starts Coco Bean Coffee Shop‘s library pop-up! Coco Bean sources Carrboro Coffee Roasters coffee, and we’re excited for them to take a turn. Be sure to go say hi, grab a book, and enjoy our Direct Relationship coffees!

The pop-ups are in an effort to help the Chapel Hill Library assess demand for, and impact of, coffee being regularly served in their lobby. Starting today, Coco Bean gets a turn setting up a cart where you can find some of your favorite Carrboro Coffee drinks from 9am-2pm Monday through Friday and 10am-3pm on the weekends.

Be sure to stop by!

Pop-Up Cafe at the Chapel Hill Library

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We’re excited to announce that Carrboro Coffee will be participating in a Pop-Up Cafe at the Chapel Hill Library’s “Coffee at the Library” from January 11-24!

Carrboro Coffee has been asked to help the Chapel Hill Library assess demand for, and impact of, coffee being regularly served in their lobby. We’ll have a cart set up where you can find some of your favorite Carrboro Coffee drinks from 9am-2pm Monday through Friday and 10am-3pm on the weekends.

We’ll be featuring a streamlined version of our Cafe menu with a little something for everyone, including 5-6 espresso drinks, our brewed Direct Relationship coffees, as well as a few non-coffee items, like organic soda, steamers, and hot chocolate. You can take advantage of our grab-and-go bakery items as well! Check out the menu here.

We hope to see you there!

Special Screening of The Coffee Man

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For those of you who are interested in learning more about specialty coffee and the Word Barista Championship, we’ll be hosting a special screening of The Coffee Man at Open Eye Cafe on October 7th at 7:30pm. This film follows 2015 World Barista Champion Sasa Sestic from the birthplace of coffee in Ethiopia to Seattle, Washington, the cradle of the specialty coffee movement and host of the 2015 World Barista Championship. We hope you’ll join us for this glimpse into the Competition life of President Scott Conary!



Winner of the Open Eye T-Shirt Contest!

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We have a winner, folks!

Firstly, a huge thank you to everyone who submitted and voted in our Open Eye Cafe T-Shirt Contest. We’re lucky to live in an area full of people who are willing to share their talent with us, and we’re thrilled that so many people wanted to participate both with submissions and voting.

And now, the winners!

In third place, winning a $50 gift card and other cool coffee swag is…

In second place, winning a $100 gift card and more cool coffee swag is…

And finally, our first place winner; receiver of 1 years worth of brewed coffee plus home brewing equipment, and designer of our new Open Eye Cafe t-shirts, is Maura Hartzman with this winning design…

Congrats to all of our winners! We’ll be reaching out over the next couple of days to make sure everyone gets their prizes, and we’ll soon let all of you know when the new t-shirts will be available.

CCR at the Asheville Coffee Expo

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Carrboro Coffee Roasters is really excited to be a part of the first-ever Asheville Coffee Expo!

Join us on International Coffee Day, October 1st, from 10am-2pm at PennyCup Coffee Co’s roasting facility in the River Arts District in Asheville, North Carolina.

This free, family-friendly event includes a latte art contest, cappuccino competition, a free-style espresso throw down, sack races for the kids, and more. We’re thrilled to be one of several incredible vendors in attendance.

This is a FREE event, open to the public, and is for anyone and everyone who enjoys coffee.

Hope to see you there!!

Scott Conary is this year’s head judge for the Good Food Awards!

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Scott Conary, president of Carrboro Coffee Roasters, will be serving as the head judge for all coffee submissions to this year’s Good Food Awards—the only initiative to recognize craft food and beverage production that excels in both taste and sustainability. Conary will be managing dozens of judges for over 200 coffee samples over a two-day period this September just outside San Francisco, California.

Conary and his team will be judging the coffee submissions based on flavor, body, acidity, and more. All of the submissions must be certified Organic, Fair Trade, and roasted in the United States. The emphasis on fairness and transparency from seed to cup coincides perfectly with Conary and Carrboro Coffee Roaster’s mission to source the finest coffees through direct relationships at origin.

Conary is well versed with the role of head judge. As part of his current work with Cup of Excellence, Conary took on the position for the annual competition in Honduras, a competition with 300 entries results in an average of 9,000 analyzed cups, with each of the Top 10 coffees being cupped at least 120 times.

Congrats, Scott!