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Emerson's Coffee is a locally owned coffee shop that has been operating for 23 years. We now have two locations in North Carolina. If the automatically selected location isn't right for you, please Click here to select another location.

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Meet our Baristas

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Boyd Johnson

Born and raised in Hickory, Boyd recently received a degree in communications studies at Gardner-Webb University. He has a particular affinity for playing and listening to jazz and electronic music. Both together are good too. His faith is very important to him. He likes to try everything on the menu, but a favorite is the time-tested latte. Hobbies include learning new instruments, photography, and cinematography.

Rachel Aldrich

Having only recently become a barista, her love for delectable coffee drinks started long before her arrival at Emerson's. Coming from Maryland, Rachel recently graduated from Lenoir Rhyne University and has became folded into the arms of the Emerson's Coffee family. Until her future is unveiled she plans to stay and continue to create drinks for the public of Hickory, NC.

Caleb DeRenzo

Caleb was raised in N. Georgia with experience roasting and blending for a large internet distributor many years before becoming a barista. He has many other passions, from coffee & tea to computers & music. Recently he's learned to farm/garden through traveling the country as a WWOOFer and Couchsurfer. If there is anything Caleb is truly passionate about it is Community & Family. You can find him working in the soil or with his head in the books when he is not doing anything else.

Amber Cook

Amber has worked at Emerson's for about 3 years.  Her favorite past time is chasing her 2 year old son. When she's at work her favorite drink is an iced hazelnut latte or a coconut Italian cream soda.

Aubrey Gray

Born and raised in the mountains, Aubrey is a native of Asheville, continuing to reside here with her husband and four wonderful children. She loves all things coffee and is constantly on the lookout for new information about anything having to do with the farm to cup process. In her free time she is a cake decorator, pastry artist, and an avid book lover. Her favorite drink at Emerson's is the London Fog or just a cup of regular coffee.

Tiffany Harmon

Born and raised in Caldwell County, Tiffany moved to Hickory after studying at NC State University for 2 years, where she first fell in love with creating and drinking delicious coffee. When she's not behind the counter serving up drinks, you will find her spending time with friends and family and enjoying the outdoors. Her favorite drink at Emerson's is the dirty hippie.