Carrboro Coffee Roasters is celebrating the 20th anniversary of their flagship store Open Eye Café in Carrboro by offering a unique coffee for a limited time.
The owner's long-distance friend and business partner, Jose Arnold Paz, created the blend for this special occasion. According to a press release, the coffee is from the Paz family farm in Finca San Jose, Honduras, and is made through a natural process. It has been grown on a plot of land named in honor of Paz's mother.
The blend highlights flavors such as cassis, plum and fresh fig jam.
“It has an amazing molasses syrupy body with baking spice notes and a lively acidity right to the end,” the press release said.
Scott Conary, the owner of Carrboro Coffee Roasters and Open Eye Café, said being in business for 20 years is a reason to celebrate.
“In that time frame, we’ve been able to accomplish a hub for a community and be a reflection of the collective community of Carrboro,” he said.
Conary said one of their main goals is to connect communities thousands of miles away, and Paz is a perfect example of this.
“We’ve created this relationship where we’re trying to do things for each other. We’re trying to help each other,” Conary said. “It goes well beyond the concept of business or the idea that I want to buy coffee from him. He is such a large part of our success.”
Conary said these types of relationships are what has helped them be so successful.