Barista Bash 2015

Join Carrboro Coffee Roasters Barista Bash at their Durham Pop-Up Cafe at Golden Belt!

Barista Bash 2015


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Dooley Black Saison Available from Carrboro Coffee Roasters Partnering with Steel String Brewery

We’re excited to announce the debut of Carrboro Coffee Roasters’ new collaboration with Steel String Brewery, the limited edition Dooley Black Saison.

Dooley Black Saison is brewed by Steel String Brewery in Carrboro using Carrboro Coffee Roasters’ Finca La Providencia cold brew from farmer Juan Francisco Pira in Guatemala.

Dooley is a refreshing, summer-friendly coffee beer, with fruity saison notes. The beer is available on tap at Steel String and by the bottle at Open Eye Cafe and Caffe Driade.

Join Carrboro Coffee for a tasting of this unique beer on Thursday, July 23rd from 7pm to 9pm at Open Eye Cafe. We will offer a side-by-side comparison of the cold brew coffee with the beer to highlight the coffee component of the beer.

Dooley is the latest in a series of delicious coffee beers produced by Steel String and Carrboro Coffee, including the Night Train Coffee IPA and the No Quarter Brekkie Stout.


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Coffee Workshops at Carrboro Coffee Roasters! Next up: Craft Coffee Brewing, 8/8 at 11am.

Join Carrboro Coffee Roasters for the new series of Coffee Workshops, being held on Saturdays at the Roastery in Carrboro.

The workshops 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 for details & the Roastery website for more workshops thru the spring.

www.carrborocoffee.com

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Artist for July- Mira Sena

“During my childhood I took advanced courses in the arts, photography, music, and digital media; placing in a variety of showings during my developmental period.  Growing up overlooking the Hudson River, I have always found the simplistic beauty of nature while also appreciating the elegancy of minimalism. Though stylistically different than the modernists and surrealists, I have always felt an intrinsic pull toward their slight alterations of realism, and how they transform a known object into something beautiful and new.

My artistic vision is that art represents life in its many forms, I choose to create pieces that reflect growth and change with focus on a quiet optimism and a statement of existence with everything else stripped away. In this showing, my media of choice is modified acrylics, by treating the acrylics as I would treat watercolors to create an airy lightness to my pieces.

In this showing, the pieces tie into a naturalistic theme with emphasis on the raw strength and perseverance of life in its many forms of renewal.”

                                                                                              Mira.Sena.2013@gmail.com


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Caffe’s Scott Conary to be Head Judge at Japanese National Barista Championship 2015-16

Carrboro Coffee Roasters’ President, Scott Conary will return again this year to Tokyo, Japan from September 29 thru October 3rd to act as the Head Judge for the Country’s National Barista & Brewers Cup Championships.  The Champions from these events will go on to represent Japan at the WBC in Dublin, Ireland in June of 2016.

As a member of the World Coffee Events (WCE) Instructional Design Committee, and a WCE Representative, Scott will spend the first days training & calibrating judges to prepare them for the multi-day event, which is the culmination of regional competitions around Japan that had hundreds of competitors vying for the National stage.

Hosted during the Annual Convention:

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& organized by:

Specialty Coffee Association of Japan


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Carrboro Coffee Roasters’ President Takes Part in Coffee Reality Show

Scott Conary of Carrboro Coffee Roasters was featured in the Coffee Reality Show – Barista & Farmer, which was filmed In Honduras this year, from February 1st thru the 10th.logo-Barista-Farmer-

Scott was featured as the instructor in the afternoon education programs for the Baristas, teaching such classes as Roasting & Coffee Cupping.

10 Baristas, chosen from a pool of hundreds of applicants from around the world, were tasked with working coffee farms alongside the very people whose life is built around growing the coffee the Baristas love to brew.

  They were tasked with the daily tasks of harvest and processing and everything it takes to grow delicious high quality coffee – all on camera!

You can see the info on Barista selection here :Barista & Farmer Selection 2015

Various challenges were setup for all, such as who can pick the most ripe coffee cherries, and other teamh_logo_welcher building exercises.

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The Show took place in two areas of Western Honduras known for high quality coffee, eco-tourism and intense beauty!

Capucas where the host was Cafe Capucas, & Copan Ruinas, where the host was Welchez

Be sure to tune into  to catch the action and get a glimpse of Scott in the coffee growing community!

Find more info on the program here!


Artist for March – Linda Kampel

Through The Light

I’ve always loved the unexpected effect that natural light has on the things around me. When I look through the viewfinder, the contrast between sun and shadows brings the personality of trees, plants, and even a weathered pile of sawmill lumber alive for me.

Sunlight overcast by fog — or the sun’s full force — allows me to create color photographs that appear to be black and white, but a closer look reveals a small patch of moss, a random autumn leaf, or hidden sprigs of green grass.

I was 6 years old when My Aunt Toddy allowed me to take my first photograph with her Kodak Brownie. I was so nervous and excited by the idea that I could freeze a moment in time and keep it as a special memento. I started looking at the world in a completely different way, and from that moment I could see snapshots all around me.

I’ve photographed everything from vintage airplanes for respected pilots Ken Hyde, Mike Dale, and Larry Kampel, to rock bands for periodicals such as The York Dispatch, but I’ve always been drawn to nature. My first photograph was supposed to be of my Aunt Toddy taking a picture of me while I took one of her, but as I pushed the shutter button a breeze moved a crab apple branch and a blossom hid her face — as if it was saying, “Please pay attention to me too.”

These photographs are my way of speaking without saying a word, and I hope they bring out the unique characteristics of the trees, plants, and animals that inspire me.

Linda Kampel

Artist For The Month – March 2015

 

 


Artist for February – Jeremy Jennings

Jeremy Jennings is a classical composer and self taught painter. He spent his formative years living on a remote island off the coast of Washington state and attended Lewis and Clark College (BA) and the University of Oregon (MM). After graduate school he spent 5 month as an artist in residence at Lijiang studios in Yunnan province, China. His paintings have been shown in Shanghai, Florence and Portland, OR and his music has been performed in Europe, China and the United States.

 


Artist for January 2015 – George Spencer

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Artist’s Reception: Caffe Driade, Friday, January 9, 6-8 p.m.

Food+Wine Magazine says “this artisanal espresso bar” is one of “America’s Best Coffee Bars.”


Buy Local This Holiday Season!

Please join me in channeling your Holiday shopping enthusiasm into

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 SmallBusiness Saturday and a genuine commitment to Buy Local through the entire holiday season.  Go into an actual store and pick it out yourself – the gift recipient and the local economy will appreciate it!