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 

New November Artist

We’ve got new art up at Caffe Driade! Work by visual artist, Harrison McSwain will be up the entire month of November.

Harrison McSwain is a self-taught multi-disciplinary artist and a Chapel Hill native with a background in automotive restoration and a love for all things creative. Currently he is focused on refining his work in order to create with more intention and have a better understand of what expression means to him both as individual and as an artist. The current works on display represent a personal study of color theory and applied motion. By branching out of his comfort zone which is primarily focus on symbolism and representational art, he has enhanced his ability to create with a more organic approach. The subject matter of each piece represents one or multiple emotions; at the same time applied with knowledge of the chemical processes of each of the materials being used as they react during the curing stages. The materials used during each creation: epoxy resin, alcohol inks, pearl pigments, acrylic & enamel paints, Automotive finished, Metallic flake, and various pigmented oil based solvents.

Stop by to check out his work!

No Quarter Stout is BACK!

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 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!

New Espresso Lip Balm

We’re excited to announce Carrboro Coffee Roasters has collaborated with Durham handmade body care company, Lo & Behold, to produce an all natural espresso lip balm.

Carrboro Coffee Espresso Lip Balm is handmade by infusing freshly ground Carrboro Coffee Roasters coffee in certified organic coconut oil for over 6 hours. This rich, coffee infused coconut oil is then blended with certified organic jojoba oil, mango butter, beeswax, castor oil and vitamin E and hand poured into recyclable .25 oz. tins (plastic free!). The lip balm doubles as an aromatherapy balm, rubbing a small amount on your forehead increases energy. Keeping everything local, the label was designed by Carrboro designer and artist Suzy Porterfield of Davie Paper Co.

Carrboro Coffee Espresso Lip Balm is available at over 30 retail outlets throughout the state, including our sister cafe, Open Eye Cafe. For a complete list of where to find it, visit http://www.loandbeholdnaturals.com/stockists.

 

Indy’s Best of the Triangle Results

We are honored to announce Caffe Driade won “Best Coffee Shop in Orange / Chatham Counties” for Indy’s Best of the Triangle 2017. Thank you to everyone who voted for us, we greatly appreciate it. We will continue to serve you the best coffee from throughout the world here at Caffe Driade, roasted every day!

Farm to Fork 2017

CCR and Caffe Driade are excited to be participating in this year’s Farm to Fork weekend! Join us at Fearrington Village where we’ll be serving all of your favorite Direct Relationship coffees. Click here to learn more and purchase tickets!