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Warm Cafe Hospitality

Warm Cafe Hospitality

True, warm hospitality. It’s the welcome we share with guests in our home, friends sharing holiday cheer, family visiting to spend a few days together. Warm cafe hospitality means welcoming our customers like guests in our home. It’s customer service, and more. It means preparing for them long before they arrive, and caring for them until they leave. In a…

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Barista at Home: Coffee Brewing Gear

Barista at Home: Coffee Brewing Gear

The gift-giving season is upon us. Need some ideas for your friendly neighborhood coffee geek? Here’s a hint: home baristas love toys. Make no mistake, professional baristas can MacGuyver rigs to brew great coffee out of some pretty random household items when needed. Having the right tools can make achieving good coffee easier, more consistent, and much more fun though.…

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Unique Flavors From the Island of Sumatra

Unique Flavors From the Island of Sumatra

For December, our monthly featured coffee comes from the famous origin of Sumatra. Dilworth Coffee is proud to currently offer two single-origin Sumatran coffees, Karo Highlands and Mandheling from the Aceh district, which is certified organic. For those who enjoy the distinctive flavors of Sumatra we also offer a decaf coffee from the Indonesian island. We asked our Director of Coffee,…

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The Families Behind Dilworth Coffee

The Families Behind Dilworth Coffee

Families make small businesses special. Whether it’s those we go home to, work with, or in the community around us, families give small businesses their unique spark. When you #shopsmall with a small coffee business, you are supporting these families. This week, in preparation for #SmallBusinessSaturday, we’re thanking a few of the #FamilyBehindtheBusiness of Dilworth Coffee. We hope you enjoy…

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Introduction to Coffee and Espresso

Introduction to Coffee and Espresso

Introduction to Coffee and Espresso At Dilworth Coffee, our goal is making great coffee experiences accessible. For our wholesale and license program customers, that means sharing the knowledge and experience we’ve gained from over two decades in the coffee business. Whether you travel to our new Raleigh training center or arrange for customized onsite programming, our expert training staff will…

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Serving Those Who Serve on Veteran’s Day 2017

Serving Those Who Serve on Veteran’s Day 2017

Dilworth Coffee, Charlotte’s original specialty coffee brand, is offering free coffee to current and retired first responders on November 10 and 11, 2017 in honor of Veteran’s Day 2017. All active duty military, police, fire and emergency service personnel in uniform and those retired personnel with valid veteran identification may enjoy complimentary coffee beverage at the following Charlotte-area Dilworth Coffee…

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Coffee Processing: Flavor’s Origin

Coffee Processing: Flavor’s Origin

We sat down with Kim Elena Ionescu, the Specialty Coffee Association’s Chief Sustainability Officer, to talk about how coffee processing impacts the flavor of the coffee that we drink everyday. Here’s the story. “This coffee tastes like blueberries!” It’s been enough years since that first sip of natural-processed Ethiopian coffee that I don’t remember my exact words. What do remember…

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