Tradewinds Coffee in Raleigh closing
This is their last week, next monday last day. I have been buying coffee from them for years and will miss them. They always had fresh well roasted coffee at affordable prices.
I now need a new source for coffee, any suggestions?
There's New World Coffee House on Pleasant Valley Dr just down from the Blockbuster for North Raleigh. Also, It's a Grind is located in the Quail Corners shopping center at Millbrook/Falls of Neuse.
Plenty downtown: Cafe Helios, Global Village, Sosta, Cup a Joe, etc.
Cup a Joe
3100 Hillsborough St, Raleigh, NC 27607
130 E Davie St, Raleigh, NC 27601
I don't understand your comment regarding Cup a Joe's coffee being over roasted. Joe Van Gogh, who owns Cup a Joe, roasts his coffees to different levels depending on what I presume he thinks is best for a given coffee variety. So if you like a less roasted coffee-- which I do to-- just pick one of his city roast coffees. For example, I like his Costa Rican Doka city roast (although it was called Dota when I visited CR). I agree on the Counter Culture suggestion, although they can be a few bucks more expensive than other local roasters, presumably because they are now a nationally recognized premium brand. I'll throw another suggestion out there: check out Carrboro Coffee Co. Only thing is, you'll have to head over to Open Eye Cafe in Carrboro or Caffe Driade in Chapel Hill, both owned by CCC, to buy their coffee. Well worth it IMO because both are sublime for their coffee and unique but very different atmospheres.
Muddy Dog Roasters in Morrisville has been getting good press lately. They roast in small batches and every other Thursday they produce a light roast which is about as far from Starbucks as you can get. I haven't tried their product yet, but I'll be there in the morning.