If there is something you definitely want to know about when you visit Lenoir & the NC Foothills this time of year, it is where you can get great hot coffee for warming up after a few hours enjoying the brisk temperatures outdoors. There are several local businesses and cafés that serve it up HOT and fresh! Here are three that are among the most popular choices in the area:
Blue Moose Coffee Lodge in Lenoir
Blue Moose Coffee Lodge is located at 250 Morganton Blvd. SW, Lenoir, North Carolina. They have been serving up delicious coffee and espresso since 1999, along with their signature “blasted” drinks. Not only will you love the coffee and beverages they serve up, but also the southern foothills charm that this drive-through coffee stand has to offer. As they like to say, “We make coffee fun, not complicated.” If fresh-roasted coffee isn’t your go-to beverage, they also serve up real-fruit smoothies, coolers, teas, and kid-friendly drinks. If you are looking for signature drinks that you can’t get anywhere else, stop by Blue Moose Coffee Lodge.
The Local Bean in Hudson
The Local Bean is located at 536 Central Street, Hudson, North Carolina. They offer a number of delectable coffee roasts to choose from, as well as espresso drinks and signature lattes. In addition to out-of-this-world coffee, they also have hot tea, chai tea latte, and non-coffee drinks, including frozen hot chocolate, hot chocolate, milkshakes, frozen lemonade, and Italian soda. You can also purchase some of their coffee to take back home with you or to brew up at your cabin during your stay. If you are planning an event in the area, ask them about Coffee Cart packages. What could be better than having a skilled barista and exceptional coffee at your event?
CAMP Coffee in Lenoir
CAMP Coffee is located at 522 Mulberry Street SW, Lenoir, North Carolina. They also have locations in Blowing Rock and Boone. Wondering how they came up with the name? CAMP is actually short for Campbell Family Coffee Roasters, and the lead roaster and founder, Jason Campbell, had the nickname of “Jay Camp” during his time in Iraq in the U.S. Army. He is passionate about roasting select coffee beans and crafting incredible espresso drinks. Looking at it another way, the C stands for community, the A for adventure, the M for mindfulness, and the P for passion. Stop by and see for yourself what makes CAMP different.