Café de los Muertos, a three-year-old Raleigh, N.C., micro roastery that has specialized in online sales and direct relationships in Central America, is putting the finishing touches on its first retail bar.
Owner Mac Cady says was hoping to have the bar ready for the holidays, but has now pushed back the opening to early next month. The bar will be on the ground level of the new Hue Building, a residential complex with first floor retail in Raleigh’s warehouse district.
Cady is taking a remarkably inclusive approach to the bar’s drink program, as he plans to offer a rotating list of local, regional and national roasters that reflect similar commitments to quality and supply relationships to Café de los Muertos’ own. When it opens, the bar will feature coffees fromRaleigh’s Oak City Roasters, Stockton Graham & Co. and Raleigh Coffee Company, while San Diego’s Bird Rock Coffee Roasters will be the first featured roaster from farther afield.
“What we all share, across the board, is a desire to support one another, grow in a positive way, and learn from each other the magical art of coffee roasting,” Cady says. We hope to have more photos as the bar opens, but for now here is a sneak peek, courtesy of the Café de los Muertos Facebook: