Carrboro Coffee Roasters Memorializes Direct Relationship Farmer Tomas Sosa Calderon

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 www.shopcarrborocoffee.com. A percentage of sales of this coffee will continue until this, his final crop, has been roasted and packaged.

Join us for weekly Monday night Yoga!

Join us for free yoga and meditation each Monday until August 20th! Cultivate a calmer mindset with 30 minutes of free guided meditation and breath work. No equipment or experience is necessary, and beginners are welcome and encouraged! Feel free to stay and have a beverage before or after meditation!

Join us each week for Nightsound Studios Songwriter Showcase!

Don’t forget every Tuesday from 8:30-10:30 p.m. we have local and regional songwriters from Nightsound Studios for a Songwriting Workshop and Showcase night. Each Songwriter Showcase features 2-4 songwriters and admission is free! Join us for food, drink, and a music experience you won’t want to miss.

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

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!

Summer at Driade!

We’re excited to offer specials and live music all summer long!

Free Monday Meditation

Cultivate a calmer mindset with 30 minutes of free guided meditation each Monday at Caffe Driade

Approximately 30 minutes of guided breathwork and meditation beginning at 6:30PM & 7:30PM most Mondays throughout the summer

Join us on the lower patio. Feel free to stay and have a beverage before or after meditation if you’d like.

No experience or equipment necessary. Beginners welcome and encouraged!

We will sit on yoga mats or chairs. You are certainly welcome to bring a pillow, block, or mat if you have a particular one you like to use.

May Artist

Help us welcome Eugenie McDonald as our May artist at Caffe Driade!

Vote for Caffe Driade!

We’re excited to be nominated for Best Coffee Shop in Orange/Chatham County for Indy Week’s Best of the Triangle! Click here to vote.

Partnership for Gender Equality

We wanted to announce our support of the Equal Origins Program In collaboration with Carrboro Coffee Roasters!

This program works to unlock the potential of coffee farming women, youth and their families, to promote equitable opportunities & catalyze a supply chain that works for everyone.

At a workshop in Nicaragua, February 27 & 28, titled “Strengthening the Links of the Coffee Value Chain through Gender Equity” , 30 participants from households, producer organizations and roasters were brought together to exchange their experiences and perspectives and work on a collaborative vision and roadmap for work at these three levels of the value chain to accelerate impact for families, communities and the supply chain as a whole.


The Equal Origins Initiative – will work to ensure that everyone, at every level of the supply chain, matters equally.
http://www.genderincoffee.org/our-partners/

Dar Williams’ “What I Found in a Thousand Towns”

Dar Williams recently published a book detailing her experience touring through small-town America, and we’re excited to see the coffee scene in neighboring town, Carrboro, NC, featured! Be sure to grab a copy to read up on her experience.