As a specialty coffee roaster and espresso bar, we feel relationships are important not only with our customers but with the coffee. Taking time to learn about each coffee helps us to develop a roast profile that will highlight the coffee’s best characteristics. We aim to be true to the coffee while humbly leaving our imprint on it.


At Gray Squirrel Coffee Co.  we believe in artfully crafted coffee that starts with roasting in small batches and is prepared and served with exceptional customer service. We are excited to share our love of coffee, our respect for the coffee community, and our passion for quality. We enjoy roasting and serving great coffee and we hope you enjoy drinking it!




Gray Squirrel Coffee Co. was the idea of Shaw Sturton, who cut his teeth as a barista and coffee roaster during the infancy of the Phoenix coffee scene. He continued to hone his skills working as a coffee roaster in CA and from 2008 – 2013 was the Green Coffee Buyer for the industry-leading Blue Bottle Coffee Co. After many years in CA, Shaw and his wife Cynthia are excited to now call Carrboro, NC home.


We offer a small selection of seasonal coffees roasted in-house in small batches and sold by the half pound. 

We are a small-batch specialty coffee roaster, roasting in-house and serving a minimal menu of finely crafted espresso drinks and drip coffee as well as a small array of house made baked goods.

Come visit us at one of our locations in Carrboro and in Chapel Hill.  We look forward to serving you!

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