Cocoa Cinnamon

Cocoa Cinnamon works to create a place for people to enjoy carefully crafted coffee, chocolate and tea drinks and locally made desserts in a comfortable and engaging Durham setting. Cocoa Cinnamon is open to all people and strives, through commerce and service, to support a sustainable, democratic and artistic way of being.

We use and develop the business to grow towards maximum sustainability. Cocoa Cinnamon employs people and pays them a living wage. Our crew buys local and give towards creating opportunity in the Bull City and by striving to be a healthy and pleasurable place to work and be. In opening our second location we aim to add up to 19 more living wage jobs. Our second location will be at 2625 Hillsborough Road at the corner of Trent Dr. in Durham. Cocoa Cinnamon serves as a testing venue for many small businesses and help others with their startups. We source our pastries, cakes, milk and many other products from local sources, with 92.09% of all 2014 purchases staying in North Carolina, 84.78% within 40 miles. You can find our buying and giving stats here: Thanks to Susie Zadeh, David Solow, Linton Architects and Sophia Durand for use of their photos.

Cocoa Cinnamon was established in 2010, and is located in Durham, NC.

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Help us open Cocoa Cinnamon's second shop!

We're growing Cocoa Cinnamon to serve more of our community and to enable us to create career positions for our long term crew.