Barista Esar Aadil prepares a beverage at the coffee bar at the new Cocoa Cinnamon on Hillsborough Road in Durham on Wednesday, June 1, 2016. The intricate mahogany and wenge bartop was designed by Art Knowles of Word of Mouth Carpentry. He also made the tree (far left) which goes through the upper cabinet and up to the rafters; it is meant to echo the Lacebark elm in the outside courtyard.
Barista Esar Aadil prepares a beverage at the coffee bar at the new Cocoa Cinnamon on Hillsborough Road in Durham on Wednesday, June 1, 2016. The intricate mahogany and wenge bartop was designed by Art Knowles of Word of Mouth Carpentry. He also made the tree (far left) which goes through the upper cabinet and up to the rafters; it is meant to echo the Lacebark elm in the outside courtyard. Juli Leonard jleonard@newsobserver.com
Barista Esar Aadil prepares a beverage at the coffee bar at the new Cocoa Cinnamon on Hillsborough Road in Durham on Wednesday, June 1, 2016. The intricate mahogany and wenge bartop was designed by Art Knowles of Word of Mouth Carpentry. He also made the tree (far left) which goes through the upper cabinet and up to the rafters; it is meant to echo the Lacebark elm in the outside courtyard. Juli Leonard jleonard@newsobserver.com

Durham’s second Cocoa Cinnamon shop is a work of art

June 03, 2016 1:30 PM