Our Story

1995  A teenage boy secretly falls in love with a Barista at his favorite coffee shop in Charlotte, NC.

1998  He watches her leave town to travel across America never thinking he would see her again. 

2000  She opens the first ever Bean Traders in Durham, NC. 

2001  She sees him on a visit to the Charlotte, NC coffee shop that he now works.  He asks her out.  He moves with her to Durham a few months later.

2002  They elope in Vegas.

They were no match for the powerful intoxication that is love and coffee….not that they tried to fight it. 

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