Hey, I know we have some great coffee thereabouts. 4 of my baristas are driving through, Durham & Charlotte area, sometime tomorrow. Where should I send them? They might be willing to range pretty far afield if you can tell us where. Thanks in advance!
Counter Culture Coffee has a bit of a cupping every Friday, don't' they? Even if they don't, those guys will absolutely know the best coffee in the metro area. And most of the rest of the tri-state area as well.
3 cups in Chapel Hill is a must see. Yes counter culture coffee has a cupping that starts at 10 and is open to the public....at the end, usually around 11, they will give you a tour of the rest of the roasting facility. Durham is a fun place as well, try Joe Van Gogh..copa vida...madhatters.
I'm on bar at The Coffee Garden this morning if they're passing through Charlotte. We're just off I-485 on the south east side.
Other spots in Charlotte that are worth a stop are Dilworth Coffee at East Blvd and Kenilworth and Central Coffee at the corner of Central Ave and Louise. Brent does also do a cupping at the Counter Culture Charlotte training center, same time as they do it at the mothership. His training center is at Davidson and 15th, just off of I-277.
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