We’ve made it to our second month of 2020 and that means our first Barista’s Choice of the year is here! Meet Meagan and her drink, the “coco-NUTS for you,” a toasted coconut cappuccino 🥥☕️10% of Meagan’s drink sales are being donated to the Inter-Faith Council for Social Service, a Carrboro non-profit that works to confront the causes and respond to the effects of poverty in our community. Meagan’s coco-NUTS for you will be on this month and all of March – make sure to order one and support a great local cause! Read more about Meagan, her drink and choice of charity below 👇🏾
Q: Tell us about your barista’s choice drink.
A: My drink is a toasted coconut cappuccino that I’m calling the “I’m coco-NUTS for you”. It is a combination of espresso, steamed milk and my house made coconut syrup. The syrup is non-dairy, using coconut milk and sugar. It is warm, decadent and smooth.
Q: What charity are you choosing to donate proceeds of your drink to this month & why?
A: I’ve chosen the Inter-Faith Council for Social Service. They are located right here in Carrboro. The center of their mission is to confront poverty and build community. I think of them as a one stop shop for resources providing food, affordable housing, emergency financial assistance, advocacy. I have seen their aid help many people.
Q: Tell us a fun fact about yourself.
A: My baby sister was accidentally born in the living room of my childhood home when I was 9 years old! My dad and I delivered her although, admittedly, my mom did most of the work.
Q: In honor of single’s awareness day this month, what is the worst date you’ve ever been on?
A: Oh boy. He took me to a brewery that allowed dogs. We were having a nice time. He walked away to order drinks. Meanwhile, a puppy ran up to me, so I started chatting with its owner. He came back and nearly dropped our drinks when he saw that the dog owner I was talking to was his very recent ex-girlfriend!
Q: What is the first concert you ever went to?
A: Classic pre-teen in the 90s – NSYNC.
Q: What’s your favorite drink to order in cafés right now?
A: Breve macchiato.
Q: What book(s) are you reading right now?
“White Teeth” by Zadie Smith.
Q: Cats or Dogs?
A: I live with 2 fabulous cats right now but I would love to own a dog.
Q: Beach or Mountains?
A: I was born and raised in Florida – forever beaches.
Q: Favorite alt. Milk?
A: I have rediscovered my love for soymilk these days.
Q: Go-to Latte art?
A: Not my strong suit. I can achieve a heart looking shape about 50% of the time. Stay tuned as I practice!
Q: Favorite herbal tea?
A: Get smart.
Q: Favorite Carrboro Coffee Roasters coffee?
A: Jose Arnold Paz’s La Perla