Owner Christine Callan is planning to feature live music on the last Saturday of each month -- a trend that begins tonight with a performance by Copa Vida's barista/musician, Patrick Phelan. Free coffee from Counter Culture and pastry samples from Guglhupf will be featured today while supplies last.
The shop, which opened recently in the slot at Erwin Terrace where Shade Tree Coffee sat since the center's opening, has a menu that includes espresso drinks, teas, hot chocolate, and seasonal coffees:
Copa Vida is the brainchild of Colorado native Callan, who intends the café to be the kind of warm, comfortable destination where people from all walks of life, professions, and circumstances can build community through the common threads of great coffee and conversation. She also thinks it will be a great place for students from nearby Duke to study, relax, and catch up with friends, study partners, and professors.
"Beginning with the incredible-quality, sustainably produced coffee we serve and our emphasis on great service, we strive to be the best café in the area,” said Callan, who recently relocated to Durham from Colorado. “We also want to be a good neighbor, make our customers to feel at home, and make a positive difference in our community.”
In addition to the coffee, food, and music, Callan also plans to feature the work of local artists, host special events, club meetings, and other groups looking for a friendly place to gather.
The cafe, located at 2816 Erwin Rd., is open 7am-10pm six days a week (closed Sundays.)