ALFARO’S COFFEE FARM – RANCHO CARMELO

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  Pleasant surprises were all we had during our visit with the family of Jorge Alfaro!  The Alfaros invited us to stay in their home and spent a whole day giving us a tour of their very professionally run coffee farm- Rancho Carmelo.  We have great appreciation for the warmth the Alfaros expressed to us.…

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WE’RE GOING TO GUATEMALA!

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In three weeks, we’re headed to Guatemala to import some coffee!  Tickets are in hand for Nov 26 – 30, 2013.  So, over Thanksgiving, I’m going to meet Jorge Alfaro, a coffee farmer in Huehuetenango (pronounced way-way-tenango) and arrange for importing his coffee. It’s harvest time in Huehuetenango, so I’m expecting some awesome photos and…

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Bluegrass Comes to Raleigh

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This year, Raleigh was chosen by the International Bluegrass Music Association, IBMA, to host Wide Open Bluegrass – their annual week-long celebration of Bluegrass.  We’re co-sponsoring the event at the Hospitality & Tourism booth – at the Convention Center Bluegrass Pavillion on Saturday Sept 28, from 2 PM – 3 PM…  AND… by providing coffee…

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Love Globally – part 1

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Our core beliefs at Oak City Coffee Roasters  are stated simply in the phrase “Love Locally, Love Globally.”   One of the things we endeavor to do is benefit everyone with whom we do business.   Here in the early stages of our existence, we are partnering with Hope International (http://www.hopeinternational.org)- a Christian microfinance organization…

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A CASE FOR COMPASSION

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Compassion is Awesome.  It’s a person who sees a need and responds with something creative and good, and that makes a difference. I want to talk about why we’re including adults with special needs in the operations of the company.   I think this is a way to express compassion in the community- to share…

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WHO IS OAK CITY COFFEE- PART 2

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Oak City Coffee Roasters  – Who are you?  We wanted to give Raleigh coffee lovers their own coffee, so this was our chance to build an awesome roasting company to do it. We spent our first year developing some amazing relationships to source our specialty grade coffees (and learning to roast).  The vision for Oak City Coffee Roasters…

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WHO IS OAK CITY COFFEE- PART 1

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Oak City Coffee Roasters  – Who are you?  In 2012 we started Oak City Coffee Roasters to give the people of Raleigh their own coffee – one we can all love because it’s exceptional, farmer-direct, craft-roasted right downtown, and making an impact in our city and the world. Our motto is “Love Locally, Love Globally” -meaning that…

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