Iris Coffee Lab (Raleigh, NC)

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tennisman03110

#1: Post by tennisman03110 »

Hello,

There's a new coffee shop coming along very slowly in downtown Raleigh, NC. It's called Iris Coffee Lab, and it's a collaboration with Black and White Roasters (of some sort). The B&W van has been there recently, so it must be getting close.

It took them a year to get through city permits (Raleigh makes you work). Not sure if anyone else has heard of this or seen it, but it's looking like a good spot. Plus I'm needing to befriend a professional barista.

KG4NEL

#2: Post by KG4NEL »

Supposedly the soft opening was last week?

Looking forward to trying it!

tennisman03110

#3: Post by tennisman03110 »

It's not a bad space at all. A bit artsy, very specific vibe.

Obviously opening....in what's become of 2020.....is hard. They have limited seating and are mostly grab and go. I expect things will improve, assuming they can make it. Hasn't been overly busy.

I'll go in soon to see how things are. I believe they have a 2 group Slayer for espresso. The Natural is what they had most recently for straight shots.