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Holiday Gift Guide


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The holiday season is here, and we’ve got tons of gift ideas for friends and family!

We’ve got something for everyone in your life.

Check out our Holiday Gift Guide for ideas, and to easily buy online!


Enamel Coffee Mugs


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We have some new and exciting merchandise to share! Check out our new enamel camp coffee mugs, the perfect gift for all your outdoorsy friends and family. 

Buy the enamel mug here


Green Bean Totes


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Carrboro Coffee Roasters’ Green Bean Totes are local, NC handmade totes crafted from the green coffee bean bags we receive from our farmers at origin. Each is one of a kind and features the artwork of our farmer partners. We’re all about re-using these cool coffee bags and making them into an awesome, lined tote. They are the perfect size for shopping, picking up groceries, and all your other carrying needs!

The perfect gift this holiday season, buy it here

 


New Holiday Coffee Blend


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To kick off the holidays, we are rolling out our 2017 Holiday Featured Coffee!
This limited quantity, Direct Relationship coffee comes to use from the Veracruz region of Mexico.

For over 200 years the family of Francisco Caraza have grown coffee & sugar cane along the slopes of Sierra Madre Oriental mountains. At Finca La Cuesta, their experience and attention to detail at all steps of their in-house process shows in a consistent and delightful cup. This special lot, Los Cedros, is a Cup of Excellence National Award winner, & features a mouthwatering juicy citrus, with notes of brown sugar and balanced with a coca nib finish.

Available now, Buy it here


Holiday Bazaar


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Get into the holiday spirit with the Holiday Bazaar on Sunday, December 3rd from 12-5pm! Located at the 140 West Franklin Street Plaza in Downtown Chapel Hill, there will be handmade crafts and creations from local makers, and of course food and drink! Carrboro Coffee will be providing coffee, so make sure to come stop by!

Check out the event here

 


New Direct Relationship Coffee


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Carrboro Coffee Roasters, has announced a new Direct Relationship with coffee farmer Nancy Hernandez.

Hernandez’s Coffee ‘Finca El Jazmin’ is grown on her farm in Marcala, Honduras, and is available by the cup at Open Eye Café and Caffe Driade, and retail locations. This new Direct Relationship coffee adds to Carrboro Coffee’s impressive list of Direct Relationship coffees.

The Direct Relationship coffee fosters personal relationships between coffee growers and Carrboro Coffee Roasters. Through frequent visits, the farm and farming practices are personally known and the farmer’s crop is purchased and sent to Carrboro Coffee Roasters where it is roasted, ground and served to customers. This Direct Relationship removes the middle-man and ensures coffee farmers are fairly compensated for all their hard work.

“While we have many more examples of our hard-earned Farmer Direct Relationship coffees available, says Carrboro Coffee owner Scott Conary, “this one has an amazing, full-circle quality that really epitomizes our mission statement of economic development for producers, as well as all the years of effort, travel, and actual blood, sweat & tears invested in what we lovingly call ‘work’.”

Over 10 years ago Conary sponsored Hernandez’s trip to the United States to train at Carrboro Coffee Roasters in coffee roasting, espresso preparation and coffee brewing.

Since she visited, Hernandez has opened 3 coffee shops in her home country, Honduras, and continues to grow and sell the highest quality coffee from her farm to select roasters around the world.

“For us this started as an investment with a young Nancy, and now extends to her daughter, family and community at large,” said owner Conary. “Our tagline is ‘Coffee Unites the World’ and we strive every day to make that true.”

Hernandez’s coffee is amazingly balanced with tropical fruit sweetness and lovely floral brown sugar qualities. Carefully grown and processed, this high quality coffee’s flavor is teased out with expert roasting by Carrboro Coffee.

Finca El Jazmin is now available at Open Eye Café and Caffe Driade.


Join Us at the NC Botanical Garden


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Join us on Saturday, October 28th at the North Carolina Botanical Garden for Coffee Unites the World: How Your Morning Cup of Coffee Affects Birds, Economics, and the land.

We’ll follow two experts as they discuss how farming and processing affect wildlife, the environment, and the communities involved; as well as enjoy a tasting of Carrboro Coffee Roasters Direct Relationship coffees!

Click here for tickets.


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 Guatemalen La Providencia coffee. 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 keep an eye out for bottles!


Carrboro Coffee Roasters Announces NITRObrew Coffee


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This past weekend, Carrboro Coffee Roasters installed a keg and tap into Open Eye Cafe to serve both their cold-brew & the first NITRObrew coffee in Carrboro, available to the public Tuesday, September 5th.

‘NITRO brew’ or Nitrogen infused coffee is cold-brewed and stored in a pressurized keg. The coffee infused with Nitrogen as it is poured from the tap, a bit like draft beer. The Nitro coffee brew process is comparable to stouts and porters that also may use Nitrogen, which produces a creamy body and cascading effect.

Carrboro Coffee’s NITRObrew coffee is silky smooth and creamy, with a velvety finish that enhances the character of the specific coffee used. It is traditionally served with no additives to appreciate the unique texture and flavors, and in smaller volumes as it is a concentrated beverage.

“After many months of effort, we are particularly excited to introduce our NITRObrew, a truly unique nitrogen and coffee combo working together to bring you smoother, silkier coffee with a luscious creaminess,” says Carrboro Coffee Roasters owner Scott Conary. “The distinct flavor of each coffee from our Farmer Direct Relationships is pronounced, and there is a much more complex aroma and flavor gained through the micro-bubbles in each sip. The nitrogen and the live pour ensures the sweetest and smoothest nitro coffee you have ever tasted. We guarantee you have never had Nitro coffee this sweet and unique before.”

Carrboro Coffee’s NITRObrew is currently available at Open Eye Cafe Monday-Thursday 7am-11pm, Friday & Saturday 7am- Midnight and Sunday 8am-11pm at 101 S. Greensboro Street in Downtown Carrboro. The roaster plans to offer NITRObrew in additional cafes in the coming year.


New Espresso Lip Balm with Lo & Behold!


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Our new collaboration with Durham-based handmade body care company, Lo & Behold, is now on the shelves! We rolled out an all-natural espresso lip balm – created by infusing freshly ground Carrboro Coffee Roasters coffee in coconut oil and other natural moisturizers. You’ll be able to find this small batch lip balm wherever Lo & Behold products are carried as well as at Open Eye Cafe.