Wake Forest coffee shop holds grand opening Saturday
Tracy McKenzie wants to give a coffee a voice. A voice that speaks for the farmers that grow it, the workers who harvest and process it, and one that ultimately speaks to the customers who drink it.Posted — Updated
While it only takes a few minutes to make a great pour over, if you a more prone to grab your coffee on the run they also offer drip coffee and serve a great cold brew coffee dispensed from a nitro tap. Cold brew is my drink of choice these days for the distinctive crisp clean taste and low acidity that results of from that brewing method. As far as food, the shop sells baked goods from a small local baker like biscotti and muffins and also offer steak, chicken, and veggie breakfast tacos from Taco Revolution.
The cozy shop space has an industrial and rustic feel with a concrete floor and reclaimed wood used for the tables and pour over counter. It’s a smaller space with an inviting atmosphere that gives the customer a great view of the barista crafting their drink on the pour over bar. There is also a nice amount of seating with four tables that run along the left side wall with built-in bench seating. There are also several stools along the counter by a large front window that overlooks Brooks Street and several more outdoor tables on the patio out front.
Back Alley is holding a grand opening celebration Saturday to introduce the community to their shop. The event will feature several special deals like 31 cent cups of coffee free samples of their breakfast tacos. The Back Alley Coffee Pour Over Lab is located at 314 Brooks Street in downtown Wake Forest and currently open Monday through Saturday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.