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WCHL – ChapelBoro Interview with Scott Conary, Owner at Open Eye Café, Caffe Driade, and Carrboro Coffee Roasters

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WCHL – ChapelBoro Interview!

This is Tourism | March 1, 2018

Scott Conary, Owner at Open Eye Café, Caffe Driade, and Carrboro Coffee Roasters

This is Tourism: Coffee Roaster Scott

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And now it’s time for our weekly feature, This is Tourism, produced in partnership with the Orange County Visitors Bureau. This morning I’m joined by Scott Conary. He’s the owner of well known and frequented local establishments Caffe Driade, Open Eye Café, and Carrboro Coffee Roasters. His coffee is enjoyed in nearly 100 retail, restaurant and café locations from the coast to the mountains of North Carolina, and 41 of them are right here in Orange County. Scott is a hard man to pin down! He’s all over the map, consulting restaurants, meeting farmers to source the best coffee beans in the world, and judging international barista competitions. Thank you for being here with us!

CCR Introduces Amazing Specialty Instant Coffee Combining Quality with Efficiency!

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We are excited to announce that after much effort we are offering a truly unique experience combining efficiency and great taste…our own specialty instant coffee will surprise you with its quality and distinct flavor profile.

This coffee, from Producer Partner Nacho Gutierez at Finca El Barrancon in El Salvador, has delicious flavors of plum and berries, a sweet molasses syrupy mouthfeel, and a clean finish.
This coffee can be your trusted companion when hiking, long flights, camping or visits to family over the Holidays!

No need to carry around all the gear to enjoy amazing coffee on the run!

Each box contains 6 individual serving packets that can be dissolved in 8-10 oz of water, hot or cold!  Easy to use and easy to transport.

Find it on our website:, and at our Flagship Cafes Open Eye Cafe & Caffe Driade.

No Quarter Stout is BACK!

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The No Quarter Coffee Stout is back! Our friends at Steel Sting Brewery brew this every year with our cold pressed Guatemala La Providencia coffee from Juan Francisco Pira. It’s an 8.0% coffee and oatmeal stout that features an intense coffee aroma and flavor, with a finish of semi-sweet cocoa. This batch has an additional infusion of our Ethiopia ARDI for floral and berry notes.

Don’t miss its return to the Tap Room for the colder months, and grab bottles at both Open Eye Cafe & Caffe Driade!

Triangle Area Latte Art Throwdown & Party

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We are co-hosting the monthly Triangle Latte Art Throwdown (TNT) at our newly expanded roasting facility on 6/27 from 6:30pm to ~9pm.
The expanded space is the white building in front of our co-host Caffe Driade. 1215 East Franklin Street.
At this event the Triangle Coffee Community comes together for a fun competition and additionally a party to celebrate the soft opening of the new space.

Free & open to the public!

Food Trucks, beverages, live music and more as the celebration extends to the whole ‘campus’ – including Caffe Driade and their outdoor stage.

See the FB event page & Poster of the event for more info.  Triangle TNT FB Event Page – June
Party starts at 6:30pm, Throwdown at 7:30pm.

2019 Holiday Coffee

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We are kicking off the holidays with our 2019 Holiday Featured Coffee!

This year’s Holiday Coffee features two of our Direct Relationship coffees from Producer Partner Anabela Meneses at Santa Felisa Estate in Guatemala.  After carefully combining them, they remind us of the flavors and the comforts of the season.

The La Rosa- Yellow Catuai varietal gives us wonderful notes of melon, grape & honey, while the rare & delicate Dwarf Gesha varietal adds the exotic floral aroma to this unique pairing. The result is floral and cranberry along with red currant flavor, with a touch of hibiscus; all wrapped up in a silky, honey sweet body with notes of vanilla & black tea in the finish.

It is perfect for waking up with on cool mornings or paired with seasonal desserts, and makes a great gift!

Available now, Buy it here

Carrboro Coffee Roasters Memorializes Direct Relationship Farmer Tomas Sosa Calderon

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We were saddened to learn that we recently lost a member of our coffee family when long term Direct Relationship farmer Tomas Sosa Calderon passed away in Honduras.

To memorialize Tomas, Carrboro Coffee will donate a percentage of sales of his Finca El Aguacate coffee to his family, to continue his legacy of producing world-class coffee on their farm in Comayaugua. Funds will go to build new drying beds for next years harvest, with an eye towards future programs in their community.
Finca El Aguacate is a past Good Food Award and Cup of Excellence winner and features an orange, floral aroma and subtle apricot acidity. The coffee is available at Open Eye Café, Caffe Driade and Weaver Street Market, at select cafes and restaurants who carry Carrboro Coffee and online at A percentage of sales of this coffee will continue until this, his final crop, has been roasted and packaged.
Visit this link for more information: 

Celebrate Townsend Bertram & Company’s 30th Anniversary with Us!

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Join us at Townsend Bertram & Co. in Carr Mill Mall on Wednesday, September 26, for a FREE party celebrating 30 years as a Carrboro local, family owned and operated ADVENTURE OUTFITTER! You will be able to try our signature TB&C 30th Anniversary Roast and dance to music from Ella Bertram and Katharine Whalen from the Squirrel Nut Zippers performing a special JAZZ set curated for the TB&C event! Enjoy FREE custom TB&C beer from Steel String and custom TB&C kombucha from Boro Beverage. Bring the whole family as this is a kid friendly event:)

Climb the climbing wall and visit FUN brand booths with activities and FREE food, prizes and games including the best grilled cheese you’ve ever had, FREE reflexology foot massage, product testing new gear, guess the pack weight, Chaco Tacos, and much more…You will have the opportunity to talk directly to the brands you love about how their products are made, their sustainability initiatives, and new products launching for fall 2018 from FjällrävenPatagoniaUnited By BlueToad&CoSmartwoolChacoTevaRabOsprey PacksGregory Mountain ProductsMountain KhakisOboz FootwearHowler BrothersMerrellSockwell SocksBlundstone USPistil DesignsThe Landmark ProjectTopo DesignsRoyal RobbinsAstralKUHL, and more. On top of all of that, don’t miss the opportunity to win AWESOME raffle prizes from all the brands listed above and more as well as favorite local businesses including Carrboro Coffee Roasters, an overnight at the The Franklin Hotel – Chapel Hill, and tickets to our annual Into the Wild show with the The Monti. With over $3,000 in INCREDIBLE raffle prizes, make a donation to our local nonprofit partners, Haw River Assembly and Learning Outside to enter to win SWEET outdoor gear. All raffle ticket donations will go directly to Haw River Assembly and the Scott Bertram Scholarship Fund with Learning Outside.

TB&C will also be launching limited edition 30th anniversary apparel and accessories designed by the The Landmark Project in addition to the release of the SCOTT BERTRAM T-SHIRT LINE! A portion of the Scott B T line will go directly to the Scott B Scholarship Fund with Learning Outside.

Sharing is caring! Pass this event along to as many people as you can and let’s join together for a fabulous celebration of community, adventure and passion for the outdoors!

Join us for USA Premiere of “Gender in Coffee – A Documentary” and Discussion

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Join us on July 25th at Carrboro Coffee Roasters for an informative, fun, and ultimately inspiring screening of Gender in Coffee – A Documentary to learn how gender inequalities impact farming families and communities and to participate in a lively discussion to get to the heart of the issues and solutions.

Coffee farming families around the world face enormous daily challenges that put them, and your delicious cup of coffee, at risk. The Partnership for Gender Equity works to ensure farming is viable for all members of the family – women, men, and youth; on whom the entire industry depends.

Seating is limited so be sure to reserve your seat here. All funds raised will go to support the Equal Origins initiative of The Partnership for Gender Equity.

To find out more about the event and documentary, click here.

We hope to see you there!