Coffee Workshops at Carrboro Coffee Roasters! Next up: Home Coffee Brewing on Saturday, 3/8 at 11am.
Join Carrboro Coffee Roasters for a new series of Coffee Workshops, being held on Saturdays at the Roastery.
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.
Kathy D. Miles-Morgan lives in the beautiful town of Chapel Hill,N.C., home of the Tarheels. Go Heels!!
She has done art all her life practically and was a National Scholastic Award Winner in High School and she is studied Studio Art at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is a wife and mother and works full time. She also coaches gymnastics part-time. She recently started back doing her passion, art, now that her children have gotten older.
She is a realist, loves doing nature related art but does do portraits and other abstract art occasionally. In addition she does murals and has done them for private homes in the area and businesses including the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Kathy is a member of the N.C. Pastel Society and the Orange County Artists Guild.
Online Gallery: www.yessy.com/kreations
Jasmine Marie Morgan – Jasmine is an aspiring artist, writer and fashion designer. She is currently prepping to go to college to study fashion design and illustration. She is the daughter of local artist Kathy D. Miles Morgan
If you are interested in her work please call: 919-265-3359
Caffe Driade Baristas & Carrboro Coffee Roastery employees will take part in the East Coast Regional Barista Championship, taking place in Durham this year at the Cotton Room event space in the Golden Belt complex downtown. This years Regional event will be held from January 17 thru the 19th and is free to the public. Baristas and coffee professionals from up and down the East Coast will descend on Durham and the Triangle region to show their expertise, and partake of all the great things on offer here in the Piedmont.
Caffe Driade has been involved in the Barista Competitions since their start in the area in 2003, when it was hosted by A Southern Season and held in their cooking classroom. That year the Caffe finished with 3 employees in the top 6, and a very close 2nd place overall! Since then, Caffe representatives have continued to support this important educational and community-oriented event by judging, competing and volunteering; with all of this effort being rewarded with winning performances and better coffee for all! President Scott Conary had gone on to become known as a consumate competition judge, serving as Head Judge and Chair of the SCAA Competitions Committee; responsible for coordinating and training judges for all competitions held in the U.S.; as well as serving on the WCE Instructor Development committee, where he certifies judges and acts as Head judge at competitions around the world; and acting as the only Head judge from the USA at the WBC for the past 6 years.
Many employees have garnered top finishes regionally and in the National competition; but more importantly many others have also volunteered their time in other capacities at this event in order that the competitors can focus on creating the best coffee in the world.
Spectators who attend this free event, will get to sample the amazing drinks prepared by skilled Barista’s on an espresso machine that is dedicated to making similar drinks as those being created by competitiors. Miles Murray & Josh Kimbrough, who also work for the Roastery as trainers, will be preparing coffee from Carrboro Coffee Roasters on this BGA Cafe machine on Saturday the 18th from 2-3:30pm. These two Baristas’ skills will also be put to the ultimate test as they compete in the Brewers Cup competition held simultaneously over the weekend ( explanantion of Brewers Cup?) as the East Coasts most talented baristas will be vying for the title. They hope their countless hours preparing hundreds of coffees & their close work with Carrboro Coffee Roasters, and Roasters James Barbour & Mark Leatherwood, will pay off.
The competition is organized by the Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA), and features a competition format that tests the baristas’ technical skill as well as knowledge and passion for coffee, in a viewer friendly way. The United States Barista Championship was developed by the SCAA to help increase Barista skill, knowledge & ability across the country.
Many events are planned around the main competition to further increase awareness of coffee, and its inter-relationship with the culinary industry, such as the Brewers Cup Competition & the Barista Guild of America (BGA) Cafe.
Carrboro Coffee Roasters will have a “pop-up” Cafe and Barista Lounge/Pro Shop setup in a Cafe, connected to the Lobby of Golden Belt, for any and all interested in tasting how great coffee can be, as well as being a ‘hands-on’ environment for Barista’s to work with various equipment. The atmosphere is planned to 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.
“I am was very excited to represent Carrboro Coffee Roasters at the competition using our Honduras Cup of Excellence coffee which is a past winner of the Good Food Awards in San Francisco” said Miles Murray. “It is an honor to represent The farm, El Aguacate, and the Farmer, Sr. Sosa Calderon, as well as to represent the best coffee can be, while also enjoying the amazing feel of community one gets from these competitions, that is truly unique to our industry.”
“There is nothing more gratifying that watching these Barista’s interact in support of one another, regardless of the competition format”, 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”.
The U.S. Barista Championship fosters the development of the Barista and the coffee industry through a competition format with the goal of increasing education and skill level for all. This event will serve as a precursor to compete at the United States Barista Championship¸ to be held this year in Seattle, WA in April.
For more info go to : www.usbaristachampionship.org .
Jeanmarie Griffin Artist /Designer
Jeanmarie a life long Artist, also Designer/Master Tailor for over 29years
Top Flight Fashions was the main line for Jeanmarie, lasting over 25years. Her designs ranged from bathing suits to men’s suits and wedding gowns to window treatments.
But Jeanmarie wanted everyone own art so she
created functional art, one of a kind bags and this led to her sub-line “a remix by jeanmarie”
In this line there is not only bags but sculpture and art made from reclaimed items.
Jeanmarie also is an accomplished fine artist completing portraits,
landscapes and abstracts they too are a joy for her to create as well.
Since 2009 jeanmarie has a new passion for reuse and the opportunity it offers in the art world knowing she had more to offer than one form of art she did not want to put herself in a “box” reuse challenges her by thinking outside the “box”, so she became
jeanmarie’s stylehas been described as:
Edgy but Finished
Raw yet Tailored
Bohemian and Cutting edge
Whimsical and Fun
People really love jeanmarie’s sense of color and fabric choices,
Sculpture from random objects and a traditional painting here and there,
jeanmarie constantly develops new ideas, with many more to come
Like the opening of her studio / gallery in May of 2011
a remix art gallery
105 East Main Street
Carrboro NC, 27510
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.
Be sure to stop in and get coffee for all the parties and gatherings 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
Tuesday, December 31st – 7am to 5pm – New Years Eve
Wednesday, January 1st, 2014 - 9am to 11pm
Thursday, 11/28- 7am to 5pm
Friday, 11/29 – 7am to Midnight.
Don’t forget to grab some coffee to share with your family and friends!
Coffee always makes a dinner host smile!
my creative side first materialized in the form of a drumset. music is something i will love to my grave. but lately, i have been taking a different approach to creativity through my painting. i find that the creative process in painting is more self-centered, which isn’t always a bad thing! in other words, i have 100% control over the outcome of a painting; whereas, in a band, communication and negotiation with bandmates is a must during the creative process. i have a great respect for all creative processes. But right now, i am focusing on the paint and the canvass.
The fine folks at DOMICILIATE share their experience enjoying the gardens,
coffee and more of the Caffe!
Check it out here: DOMICILIATE Caffe Driade Blogpost