June Barista’s Choice

🤩JUNE BARISTA HIGHLIGHT | 👋🏼Meet Dax And meet her Barista’s Choice creation, the “Sunset Kiss” Sangria 😱🌅
It’s perfect for any occasion, especially while enjoying the outdoors on one of our patios 🙌🏼 Available all of June!
Here’s a little bit more about Dax:
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Q: Tell us about your baristas choice drink.
A: I wanted to do a fun summer drink. I realized that not many places sell Sangria. We are known for our coffee. Why not promote our wine. A discussion happened with the boss and it went from there.
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Q: What’s a fun fact about yourself?
A: Fun fact: I used to be fem. Hair, nails, makeup. For real dudes. I got pictures to prove it. Somewhere. 🙂
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Q: Cats or Dogs?
A: Tough. I love both. Maybe one day I could have both. Not now. But considering my roommate’s cat wanted to play Curious George in my room at 4 am, Dog.
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Q: Beach or Mountains?
A: Another tough one. Mountains. I love the trees. Love nature. Calm. Quiet. Reflection. Beaches are the best during the offseason.
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Q: What’s your favorite drink to order in cafés right now?
A: Iced Americano all the way.
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Q: What book(s) are you reading right now?
A: I’m always on the go, so little time to read. But I love Haruki Murakami books.
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Q: Favorite alt. Milk?
A: Don’t drink alt milks. But hemp. Curious about macadamia nut milk.
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Q: Go-to Latte art?
A: I was killing the heart one for a moment. Now it sorta looks like Salvador Dali interpretation.
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Q: Favorite herbal tea?
A: Hmmm. I really like our Raspberry Herbal tea at Open Eye.
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Q: Favorite Carrboro Coffee Roasters coffee?
A: The COE Nicaragua roast.
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May Barista’s Choice

🤩MAY BARISTA HIGHLIGHT | 👋🏼Meet Erinn 👋🏼 And meet her Barista’s Choice creation, the “Hello Summer” Hibiscus Lemonade Spritzer 🤤🌺It is available all month long, and it’s the perfect refreshing drink on a warm, sunny day!
Here’s a little bit more about Erinn:
Q: Tell us about your baristas choice drink.
A: For my baristas choice I wanted something light and zesty to enjoy in the warmer weather.
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Q: Cats or Dogs?
A: Dogs
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Q: Beach or Mountains?
A: Mountains.
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Q: What’s your favorite drink to order in cafés right now?
A: I’ve really enjoyed being creative with the tea lattes, especially rooibos with some vanilla and oat milk.
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Q: What book(s) are you reading right now?
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A: Currently I’m reading the omnivore’s dilemma and butter: a rich history.
Q: Favorite alt. Milk?
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A: Oat milk is my favorite.
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Q: Go-to Latte art?
A: I’m pretty great at making onions.
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Q: Favorite herbal tea?
A: Triple berry is my favorite herbal tea.
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Q: Favorite Carrboro Coffee Roasters coffee?
A: My favorite coffee is the Geisha pour over.

April Barista’s Choice

🤩APRIL BARISTA HIGHLIGHT | Meet Will 👋🏼 And meet his Barista’s choice creation, the “Espresso Sour.” 🤩 It is being featured all of April, so come try it and let us know what you think! We think it’s delicious 🤤

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Here’s a little Q&A with Will:
Q: Tell us about your baristas choice drink.
A: My Barista’s Choice drink is the Espresso Sour! Inspired by the classic cocktail genre, it features espresso paired with lemon juice and rosemary-infused simple syrup over ice with a splash of Q Soda. I thought up the Espresso Sour because I think our espresso pairs really nicely with citrus, and so I wanted to showcase this in a fun refreshing drink that’s perfect for the new spring season.

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Q: Cats or Dogs?
A: I like both but I’m probs more of a cat person.
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Q: Beach or Mountains?
A: Beach is better.
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Q: What’s your favorite drink to order in cafés right now?
A: Espresso or a cortado if I’m feeling decadent
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Q: What book(s) are you reading right now?
A: The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros (shouts-out Driade bookclub) & Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami
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Q: Favorite alt. Milk?
A: Soy. It’s not as hip as oat but I think it complements the espresso without overpowering it
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Q: Go-to Latte art?
A: Working on my tulips right now
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Q: Favorite herbal tea?
A: 8. Rooibos all day
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Q: Favorite Carrboro Coffee Roasters coffee?
A: Probs the Ethiopia Yergz. I love the way the citrusy profile transforms as it cools and the tart lemon notes become almost like meyer lemon
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Our monthly Barista Choice drinks allow our baristas to create a drink of their choice using coffee or tea & imaginative ingredients of their choice.

Cozy Concert w/ John Harrison & Ben Felton

For the third installment in our Cozy Concert series, we will be hosting John Harrison and Ben Felton! Come check them out on January 24th at 7pm. Click here to learn about more upcoming shows.

Cozy Concert – December 13th

For the second installment in our Cozy Concert series, we are please to host Ravary: Justin Ellis and Nick Johnson. They will be performing two sets from 7-9pm on Thursday, December 13th! Learn more about all of our shows here.

Cozy Concert Series with Josh Moore

We are thrilled to announce our ‘Cozy Concert Series’ this Fall & Winter! Every 3 weeks, we will host an intimate curated indoor musical performance at the cafe. To kickoff the series, Josh Moore will be performing two sets from 7-9pm on Thursday, November 29th!

All events are for all ages, with no cover, but please bring cash to add to the tip jar to show your appreciation for the artists. Check out the Facebook event here!

Tea Tuesday

Stop over for Tea Tuesday where we will be featuring a different tea latte each week, plus $4 large press pots! This week’s special is made by combining our Winter Blend black tea spiced with orange peel, cinnamon, almond, and rose petal with steamed milk, plus a touch of vanilla!

2018 Holiday Coffee

We are kicking off the holidays with the 2018 Holiday Featured Coffee!

This year’s Holiday blend features two Direct Relationship coffees that when carefully combined, remind us of seasonal flavors and the warmth of baked, spiced fruit desserts. It is perfect for waking up with on cool mornings or paired with seasonal desserts!

Available now, try it here!

Autumn Specials

David Prather returns to Caffe Driade

We are excited to announce that David Prather will be returning to Caffe Driade on Saturday, October 20th at 8 pm! A Texas born musician, David Prather’s bluegrass band was voted Best Bluegrass band for two years in a row in the Austin Chronicle Music Poll Awards, and he was also voted Third Place in the Best Guitar Player category in those same awards. Currently, he plays in the Triangle area as a single act.

We can’t wait to see you there!