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 music from Matthew Sabatella this Friday, July 27th!

Join us for live music from Matthew Sabatella this Friday, July 27! Matthew Sabatella follows threads of traditional folk song, with vocals, a guitar, a banjo, and a mountain dulcimer. Stop by from 8:00-11:00 p.m. to enjoy this free music experience!

Check out his website here.

We hope to see you there!

Introducing East Durham Bake Shop Goods!

We’re so excited to now be offering baked goods from East Durham Bake Shop! East Durham Bake Shop makes fresh, handcrafted pies, croissants, cookies and other baked goods right in Durham. They specialize in seasonally inspired baked goods and were voted best pie in Durham County in Indy Week Best of the Triangle 2018.

We know offer East Durham Bake Shop’s morning buns, hand pies, sweet and savory scones, cookies, and evening buns.

To find out more about East Durham Bake Shop and their baked goods, check out their website here.

Come try some for yourself!

Come hear live music from Christen Blanton and Jeremy Glasgow Friday, July 28th!

Come by to listen to live music from Christen Blanton and Jeremy Glasgow this Friday, July 28! These two multi-instrumentalists specialize in American folk music. Their set ranges from rowdy fiddle and banjo tunes to intimate arrangements of traditional folk songs and original music. Stop by from 8:00-11:00 p.m. to check them out for free!

Be sure to visit their Facebook here.

We hope to see you there!

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!

Join us for live music from New Indiana on Friday, June 29th!

Come see us on Friday, June 29th to enjoy some tunes from New Indiana. The show is free and begins at 8pm.

As far back as 1999 New Indiana began working on their debut album due to release August 3rd, 2018. The album is autobiographical in nature and encompasses every stage of two musicians turned long time friends journey from the early Arizona days through the Northwest in Portland and to their current home in New York City.

Their debut album ‘Darkness Sunshine’ meanders through literal transcribed conversations they have had about the current political climate on Isis, race and drugs, while other songs take the listener to a chance meeting with Bernie Sanders outside of a small diner in Flagstaff, to the wild isolated mountains in Montana where they spent some time writing the last few songs. Through two decades, from the west and to the east, Darkness Sunshine encompasses a 19 year journey of friendship and creative pursuit.

Check out their Bandcamp page here.

We hope to see you there!

Come see Rev. Freakchild on Saturday, June 23rd!

Come see us on Saturday, June 23rd to enjoy some tunes from Reverend Freakchild! The show is free and begins at 8pm.

In the tradition of such Blues Reverends as Rev. Gary Davis – such is the irreverent Reverend Freakchild.  The Rev has played in many bands including an early incarnation of Soul Coughing with M. Doughty leaving to form the roots rock jam band Bananafish in Boston and then on to some work with The Neptune Ensemble, The Soul Miners (w/ guitar virtuoso Matt Rae), The Lucky Devils and The Cosmic All-Stars touring internationally.  The Rev has also served as a member and featured soloist of the Metro Mass Gospel Choir performing at such venues as Carnegie Hall, Avery Fischer Hall and the Town Hall Theater. He grew up in Hawaii, holds a degree in philosophy and religion from Northeastern University in Boston and now currently resides in Colorado pursuing a Master of Divinity Degree at Naropa University. He continues to perform and preach saying, “Music is my religion. Through song I seek transcendence!”

Be sure to check out his website and listen preview some of his music here.

We hope to see you there!

See Adam Barley Live on Saturday, June 18th!

Come see us on Saturday, June 18th to enjoy some tunes from Adam Barley. The show is free and begins at 8pm.

Adam Barley is a singer-songwriter out of Charleston, South Carolina. His songs are unique rock tunes with reflective, exploratory and distinctive lyrics, melodies and rhythmic ideas encouraging the listener to explore new territory and question the “norm.” In support of his band, Adam & Elsewhere, he is on a solo tour to promote the release of their upcoming debut EP.

Check out his website or listen to some of his music here.

We hope to see you there!

Ryan Bonner and the Adam Anderson Project will be here on Saturday, June 9th!

Come see us on Saturday, June 9th, and listen to Ryan Bonner and the Adam Anderson Project! The show is free and begins at 8pm.

Ryan Bonner brings a vocal quality at home over bluesy, mellow southern tunes and soaring, driven anthems that tell stories standing at the intersection of faith, family and desire; he looks at them through a slightly twisted prism to bring out the subtler colors of meaning in each.

His lyrics are simultaneously hopeful and astringent; a fellow artist recently defined his writing style as having an “acid wit.” Calling on a broad base of influences, Ryan produces music that evokes the sound of the singer-songwriter renaissance, telling the stories of the millennial search for real connection in an oft-isolated world.

Listen to some of his music here.

We hope to see you there!

Come see Hugh Willard this Friday, June 8th!

Join us this Friday, June 8th, and enjoy some tunes from Hugh Willard! The show is free and begins at 8pm.

Hugh Willard has been singing and performing in a multitude of settings for years from churches to prisons, from barns to bars, from baseball stadiums to backyard bonfires. He sings and plays guitar in the rock band, Thursday’s Flight, but also finds his home in the classic singer-songwriter, contemporary folk tradition. Willard has been described as a “cross between Willie Nelson and Bob Dylan.” You won’t want to miss this!

Check out his youtube page here.

We hope to see you there!