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Tri-Cyclist Bicycle Racing Club Sponsored by Open Eye Cafe Since the Start!

logo tri-Cyclists (2)Since its inception, Open Eye Cafe has proudly sponsored the great development work and promotion of healthy cycling lifestyle that the Tri-Cyclists Bicycle Racing Club have accomplished.

For more info about the Club and its rides go to their website: http://tricyclists.com/

Get out and ride!!!


New Schedules! Coffee Workshops at Carrboro Coffee Roasters! Next up: Coffee Cupping/Tasting on Saturday, 4/19 at 11am.

Join us for a new series of Coffee Workshops, being held on Saturdays, that will explore many aspects of what we love about coffee and learn new skills to help make your coffee taste the best it can be! See the flyers below for details.






















Sample our coffee brewed on the BUNN Trifecta One-Cup Brewer on Wednesday, 1/15 from 1-6pm!

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Regional Barista Competition in Downtown Durham, Jan. 17- 19, 2014 – Open Eye Cafe & Carrboro Coffee Roasters supplies Competitors, Volunteers, Judges and a Pop-Up Cafe


“The Big Eastern,” a Regional Barista Competition presented by the Specialty Coffee Association of America and the Barista Guild of America will be held in Downtown Durham, January 17 – 19. Free and open to the public, the three day event will be held at The Cotton Room in Golden Belt and will feature top baristas from the entire East Coast. Competitors battle it out for the regional titles in a competition format that tests the barista’s technical skill as well as knowledge and passion for coffee, in a viewer-friendly way. Spectators who attend the free event will get to sample amazing drinks prepared by skilled baristas similar to the ones prepared by the competitors.

Open Eye Café baristas & Carrboro Coffee Roastery employees will take part in “The Big Eastern” in a variety of capacities. Two Open Eye Café baristas, Josh Kimbrough and Miles Murray, will be competing in the “Brewer’s Cup” and will also be making coffee for spectators on Saturday the 18th, 2-3:30pm. Open Eye Café and Carrboro Coffee Roasters has been involved in the Barista Competitions since 2003 and has had many employees garner top finishes regionally and nationally.

Scott Conary, President of Carrboro Coffee Roasters will be a Head Judge at The Big Eastern this year. Conary is known as a consummate competition judge, serving as Head Judge and Chair of the SCAA Competitions Committee. He also serves on the World Coffee Events Instructional Design Committee, where he certifies judges and acts as Head Judge at competitions around the world. Conary has been the only Head Judge from the USA at the World Barista Competition for the past 6 years. BaristaSponsor_SE (2)

Conary stated. “Carrboro Coffee Roasters is proud to support the event as a Silver Sponsor and sponsoring the BGA Cafe as well as baristas like Miles & Josh, who have shown an amazing dedication to the craft of coffee preparation and the coffee industry. Their dedication to the origin of coffee and the relationships we cultivate with the coffee farmers, is amazing and will allow them to shine at this event”.

Carrboro Coffee Roasters will have a pop-up Café in the Lobby of Golden Belt for any and all interested in tasting how great coffee can be. The Café will also serve as a ‘hands-on’ environment for barista’s to work with various equipment. The atmosphere will be one of relaxed engagement where the barista community can interact and learn from one another while enjoying the Livestream of the Competition held upstairs in the Cotton Room.

Many events are planned around the main competition to further increase awareness of coffee, and its inter-relationship with the culinary industry.  For more information visit: http://uscoffeechampionships.org

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Holiday Blend coffee from Carrboro Coffee Roasters Available now!!

Enjoy this delicious Blend that has delicious notes of spice & citrus!!

A blend of Direct Relationship coffee from Nicaragua & Honduras for you to enjoy this Season.

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Sign up for the Little River Trail run Series! Open Eye Cafe is a proud Sponsor!

Amazing trails to enjoy in a LRTR 2014 Posterbeautiful park…A fully supported race series with 2 distances to choose from, and sponsored by us with delicious hot coffee!

Organized by the Trailheads Running group

Makes for a great new year goal!!!

Holiday Hours at Open Eye Cafe

Be sure to stop in and get coffee for all the parties you will attend, as well as everyday need!

We will be open the following hours over the Holidays:


Tuesday, December 24th – 7am to 5pm

Wednesday, December 25th - CLOSED

New Years:

Tuesday, December 31st – 7am to 5pm – New Years Eve

Wednesday, January 1st, 2014 - 9am to 11pm



Roastery’s Scott Conary Served as Head Judge for the Peru National Barista Championship

The search for the Peru’s official representative happened during the  third Peru National Barista Championship on November 25 thru the 29th, 2013, In Lima, Peru.


Scott Conary spent 2 days before the Competition working with & certifying judges  from the Country & around the world so they were prepared to correctly assess the Champion who will go on to represent Peru in the World Barista Championship (WBC), to be held in Rimini, Italy this year – June 10-12.

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Now on its 13th year, the World Barista Championship is considered the most prestigious coffee-making competition in the world and has even been called the “Olympics of Coffee.”

Competing in three elimination rounds, contestants have to create 12 coffee beverages,
consisting of four espressos, four cappuccinos, and four signature drinks, within a 15 minute time frame.

For more info on the WBC go to : worldbaristachampionship.org

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We are open Thanksgiving day til 5pm!

Join us for the Gallop & Gorge race in the morning and then relax for a while before heading to the Dinner events.6146cf872d

We are open from 7am to 5pm on T-day and normal hours on Friday the 29th.

Don’t forget to grab some coffee to share with your family and friends!
Coffee always makes a dinner host smile!



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