Recognition

See who’s talking about us

Catch​ up on who has been shining the spotlight on Esteamed Coffee recently. Here you will find the latest news articles, television appearances, videos and grant awards featuring Esteamed Coffee and our efforts to get out shop open in the near future.

We will add new media coverage and awards as we continue raising the necessary funds to move Esteamed Coffee from dream to reality. Stay tuned—and keep coming back—to check out what’s going on with Esteamed Coffee!

We’re making headlines!

New Cary Coffee Shop Would Employ People with Disabilities, Founders Say

 

CARY, NC — A new coffee shop planned for Cary aims to bring people with disabilities back into the mainstream of society.

Esteamed Coffee co-founders Angie Hudson and Tamara Lapsley launched their non-profit venture after seeing Bitty & Beau’s Coffee work in Wilmington.

“When I heard about that, a light went off that I really want to do that in my hometown of Cary,” said Hudson.

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Cary Non-Profit Cafe Providing Job Opportunities to Citizens with Disabilities

 

Esteamed Coffee is opening in Cary in mid-2020, though the specific location is not yet finalized. It is a 501(c)(3) non-profit and is set up to hire, or take as volunteers, people with disabilities.

“It will provide individuals with a safe, supportive work environment,” said Tamara Lapsley, co-founder of Esteamed Coffee and a speech-language pathologist. “And we think it’s great to mix people of various disabilities to work together. They all have something to bring to the the table.”

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We’re getting awards!

Duke Energy Awards Esteamed Coffee a Workforce Development Training Program Grant

 

We are so excited to receive this generous $5,000 grant, as it will provide quality training for our future Esteamed brew crew. Thank you, Duke Energy, for believing in our dream, and for helping us make a difference in the lives of our future employees! We could not make this dream come true without financial support from our local business leaders!