Giving back to Carolina one cup at a time.

The Meantime is housed inside the Campus Y, allowing it to be at the Center of Social Justice and Social Innovation. 

Professional Development

The Meantime is entirely student-run, from barista to CEO. We create hands-on business experience not offered by similar on-campus enterprises. Everyone joins our team as a barista with the opportunity to make coffee, create community, or develop the business.


Student-Driven Funding

The Meantime supports the thriving Carolina community it calls home by reinvesting profits into student scholarships and grants. We believe that our fellow Tar Heels can creatively impact this campus, so we invest in making their visions a reality.


Sustainable Food Hub

We support other student food ventures and local businesses by providing a testing ground on campus. We sell baked goods from The Sonder Market, a student-run initiative that combats food insecurity in our community. We source our coffee from Carrboro Coffee Roasters, a sustainable roastery just down the road.