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The Daily Planet Café Discusses the Science Brewing Behind Coffee with Larry’s Beans on Oct. 25

Rocky Top Hospitality Downtown Raleigh Restaurant Talks Coffee and Sustainability with Local Coffee Roaster.

Raleigh, NC, October 18, 2012 --( Dean Ogan, owner of Rocky Top Hospitality (, has announced that on Thursday, Oct. 25, The Daily Planet Café will host an event discussing the science brewing behind the coffee bean. Larry’s Beans, a local coffee roaster in the Raleigh-Durham community, will lead the coffee talk on beans and sustainable business. Additionally, the discussion will educate attendees about the origin of coffee, and will uncover the science behind processing coffee and achieving an array of unique aromas and flavors. Participants will learn the step-by-step process that takes place while roasting coffee, from mocha to mountain blends, java and more. Located inside the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, The Daily Planet Café frequently hosts discussions of science as it relates to the hospitality industry, which are free and open to local community members.

“For most of us, a cup or two of coffee is a natural part of how our day progresses, but rarely do we think about the process behind the coffee bean and the scientific progression that has taken place before it lands in our cup,” said Ogan. “Supporting our local community is one of Rocky Top Hospitality’s ongoing initiatives, and we are proud to partner with a local company committed to innovation like Larry’s Beans. We are looking forward to this event, and invite coffee lovers to come and take a sip and participate in a simmering discussion led by Larry’s Beans.”

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- Larry’s Beans offers 15 creative coffee blends and 15 single origin blends, along with limited roast favorites. For more information on Larry’s Beans, visit

About Rocky Top Hospitality:
Rocky Top Hospitality restaurants have consistently rated among the Triangle’s most popular local dining choices since its first restaurant opened in 1998. Six different restaurant concepts operate under the Rocky Top Hospitality name: The Twisted Fork Grill, Market & Bar, Draft Carolina Burgers & Beers, The Mash House Brewery & Chophouse, Tribeca Tavern with two locations in Cary and Raleigh, Rockwell’s American Grill & Bar, and Rocky Top Catering & Events, a thriving events facility and catering business. All Rocky Top restaurant menus provide items not found anywhere else, and focus on using local North Carolina beef, seafood, poultry, pork, dairy and organic produce. Pastas and desserts are made daily, in house by the chefs and never come out of a box. Rocky Top beef and pork have had no growth hormones, additives, antibiotics or chemical feed. Owner Dean Ogan is known for actively giving back to the community and was named the 2011 Restaurateur of the Year by the North Carolina Restaurant and Lodging Association (NCRLA).

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