I tried to open a shop here in Charlotte back in 2004 but things didn't work out. Unfortunately it took a while for our area to get some great places and while they are still few and far between, at least we have them.
Not Just Coffee at Seventh Street Station & Atherton Mills Market James and his crew have done a great job breaking the ice of the area and showcasing pourover and fantastic espresso extractions. Using Counter Culture currently.
Central Coffee Co. off Central Blvd Jimmy's little shop packs a lot of greatness in a little space. Jimmy knows how to pull a shot and has hosted many a TNT. On site baked goods also make it a great hang out.
The Secret Chocolatieroff Ballantyne Commons in South Charlotte My family opened a chocolate shop a few miles south of downtown 3 years ago and we recently took over a shop in south Charlotte. We're happy to have come full circle and able to work some magic with espresso and coffees out of a trifecta in the new location. Utilizing local roasted Magnolia Coffee Co.
I've heard of another new shop opening in the NoDa area but I know not of their quality of who will be the roasters. There are many other coffee shops in the area, most are either using Illy/LaVazza or have little consistent training so you're looking at dangerous products.
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