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Brett Donahue

 
Brett Donahue
Roaster
Durham

Brett Donahue started in the coffee world at a small shop in Boone, North Carolina back in 2007, where he pulled countless shots of Toscano and became fascinated by coffee culture, along with its intersections with art, music, and ideas.  After college, he moved to Siguatepeque, Honduras for a teaching stint at a bilingual school. He also spent that year thinking about the coffee bushes in his backyard and roasting small batches in a popcorn popper for his friends in town.  The prospect of working in coffee became a central focus for him when he moved back to the States. He began working at Counter Culture in 2010 and spends his days in an endless loop of roasting and cupping. 

Brett lives in downtown Durham, and can likely be found tinkering with black and white film in the darkroom, making his way through town on bicycle, or spinning records at WXDU in Durham.
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