Holiday Gift Guide

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 Carrboro Coffee Roaster’s Holiday Gift Guide for ideas, and to easily buy online!

Enamel Coffee Mugs

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

Buy the enamel mug here

December Artist

We’ve got new artwork up! We’re excited to display work by Interdisciplinary artist Kristina Keeter. She uses ordinary materials as both inspiration and subject matter for her surreal images. In their abstraction, her works prompt us to observe and appreciate the ephemeral beauty of overlooked “everyday” things such as used coffee filters, food compost, or paper scraps. By repositioning and reimagining their compositions, she elevates the status of these found objects and allows the viewer to dream up new realities and meanings for them.

Her other work can be found at www.keetart.com

Be sure to stop by to see her work in person!

Green Bean Tote

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

CCR Holiday Coffee Blend

To kick off the holidays, Carrboro Coffee Roasters are rolling out their 2017 Holiday Featured Coffee! This limited quantity, Direct Relationship coffee comes 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.

Buy it here

Holiday Bazaar

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 

Carrboro Coffee New Direct Relationship Coffee

We are excited to announce Carrboro Coffee Roaster’s new direct relationship with farmer Nancy Hernandez. Caffe Driade will offer coffee from Nancy’s own farms’ – Finca El Jazmin in Honduras. This coffee is amazingly balanced. The care that went into its growth and processing is teased out by Carrboro Coffee’s careful and expert roasting. It shows in its amazing tropical fruit sweetness and lovely floral and brown sugar qualities.

Carrboro Coffee buyer, Scott Conary, began working with Nancy long ago. Over 10 years ago, Nancy Hernandez left her country for the first time and was sponsored by Carrboro Coffee Roasters to learn her trade; beyond coffee growing. She wanted to learn all she could in the 10 days she was in USA about coffee roasting, espresso preparation and coffee brewing, and any other retail experience she could take home to Marcala in order to open her very own Cafe. Soft spoken but knowledgeable Nancy (who spoke no English) also shared her viewpoint with area residents and staff so they could put the pieces together for what really needs to happen in the farming/processing side of coffee, before it gets to us as green coffee to roast.

Now, 10 years later, Nancy has 3 coffee shops and is actively selling an amazing, high quality coffee from her farm, derived form years of hard work, to select roasters around the world. This year marked the first time she could return to visit the place of her coffee education beginnings at Carrboro Coffee Roasters! Even more amazing was she visited along with her daughter, who at 12 is already starting to be an amazing coffee professional herself!

We are thrilled to share Nancy’s coffee with our customers after hearing about her story and long friendship with our coffee suppliers, Carrboro Coffee Roasters!

September Visual Artist

We are excited to hang the new art for September featuring Madeliene Murray’s work.

Make sure to stop by the caffe to check out all her amazing work!

August 25th Musician Performance

This Friday, August 25th musician Chris Wimberley is performing at Caffe Driade from 8-11pm.

Chris also sings with Stranger Spirits. Make sure you’re around to hear this awesome performance!

Checkout some of his music here.

Chapel Hill Magazine’s “Best of 2017” Results

The results are in for Chapel Hill Magazine’s “Best of 2017” issue. We are thrilled to announce we won “Favorite Coffee Shop” alongside our sister cafe, Open Eye. A huge thanks goes out to everyone who voted for us and continues to support us. We look forward to bringing you the best coffee, service and cafe experience around town!