For our new Community series, we’re asking our coffee shop partners to answer a few questions to help everyone get to know these delightful folks and their shops. We heart our partners, and we think you will, too.
We caught up recently with James and Miracle Yoder, co-owners of Charlotte’s Not Just Coffee. The Yoders wanted to create a place that didn’t just get good beans and have top-flight equipment to turn those beans into beautiful works of art—they wanted to train the hands that accomplished that transformation. After all, you can’t spell “barista” without “art.”
Oh, and they also source locally, too!
We wanted to follow our dream to open a business that served our community and provided delicious coffee and excellent customer service. We are both people-persons and love the interactions with our guests. Pursuing a craft and learning the "art" of coffee was exciting and challenging.
I believe we have the best staff and service in the city. Our team cares so much about the quality of what we do and that shows!
They generally are pretty close and have formed friendships that continue outside of work. I think this has led to a great team culture and environment in the workplace.
They support us every day and keep us going! We wouldn't have a business without them.
After a challenging year of pivoting the business to roll with the punches delivered by the global Pandemic, economic shutdown and everything else that’s come along in 2020, Kahwa is thrilled to be finding a silver lining in Tampa Bay’s sports success– A World Series. A Stanley Cup. And now, The Super Bowl!
Cowabunga Coffee Roasters not only has fantastic cold brew on tap, every espresso drink you could ask for, and an impressive selection of specialty pour over coffees, but all this right on the water with incredible views of NYC.