We do love all the seasons, but oh how summer holds a special place in our hearts. Nothing beats the sights, the smells, and especially the sounds and the flavors. So, we came up with the idea to invite some of our favorite friends to share their ultimate summer playlist with you. Turn up the volume, gift your ears some of the best tunes, and enjoy your #SLINGSHOTSUMMER.

Round 5

 Combo Chimbita    Photo by Itzel Alejandra Martinez

Combo Chimbita

Photo by Itzel Alejandra Martinez

SLINGSHOT SUMMER x combo chimbita

Coffee lovers, you know Colombia is home of some of the best specialty coffees near and dear to our hearts.

When we first heard the music of Combo Chimbita, with roots in Colombia, we knew it would be a great way to celebrate this summer.

So, we asked Carolina Oliveros, lead vocalist of Combo Chimbita, to send over her ideal summer playlist. Surprise!--we had no idea we’d get 10 HOURS worth of jams. Now, there’s no excuse to go about your business this weekend without any musical motivation.

We’re looking forward to seeing Combo Chimbita at Hopscotch Music Festival in less than a month here in Raleigh. Hope to see you there!

(And if you can’t make it to Hopscotch, click here for their tour dates.)

playlists of the past

 Photo by Dan Huiting

Photo by Dan Huiting


Dear Hearts just celebrated our five year anniversary (high five! and high six to you, Slingshot!). The two of us, Stella and Donna, have a pretty dreamy and fun business - we get to design and style backstage hangout areas + artist green rooms/trailers at music festivals in the US and Mexico. We've also styled photo shoots and music videos for bands like Sylvan Esso and Wye Oak. And we do wardrobe for commercials. Annnnd we style the occasional restaurant/biz space. Basically we spend a chunk of our time going with our guts, riffing off our intuition and making people and moments feel special and cozy. There are a lot of not-as-pretty behind-the-scenes work to it all (early mornings,  sweaty 16+-hour days, hauling cumbersome things with our arms and backs) but all that really matters is that end result. Do you feel good? Then we feel good! That's the gist of it.

We have been in love with Slingshot since forever. First, it's delicious and always feels like a special treat. But also very important: it simplifies our lives. There is nothing like waking up groggy as hell at 4:30am for an early call time, road trip or flight and not having to force your brain and hands to make a pour-over. Instead, it's simply some ice, some almond or cashew or coconut milk, Slingshot cold brew, a little stir and suddenly! Zip-zap! We're jazzed and ready to do this (or at least awake enough to remember to brush our teeth)!

So because of this - Dear Hearts, Slingshot, getting zip-zapped and friendship - this playlist is dedicated to the ultimate summer adventure: ROAD TRIPS.

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Our guest this week is a bit of a "Flashback Friday" for us here at Slingshot. When we moved into our old (as of this week!) production facility in 2014, we threw a big party. A party isn’t a party without some live music and Stu (of The Love Language) brought it. We thought it would be fitting to invite him back as our DJ this week and to sort of “pop open the bottle of champagne” for us in our new production facility via Spotify. The second time around equals a tradition right? Celebrate with us over this super summer playlist-until we throw our opening party once again in the NEAR future.

This was a pleasure to make for my friends at Slingshot Coffee... I desperately need their cold brew which I basically can't live without.


Click here to check out the tour dates for The Love Language


Counter Culture Coffee X #SLINGSHOTSUMMER

Here comes the coffee playlist partnership which dreams are made of...our friends at CCC in Durham have joined us as our DJ this round. When humpday is a holiday, Friday needs a little extra boost and this playlist has got it. Pour some Slingshot and enjoy!

This playlist was compiled from the coffee-driven people working in Counter Culture's Durham headquarters. From roasting and operations to sales and support, we love listening to music while we work! These are some of the jams you might hear playing around our roastery and offices.

North Carolina summers get pretty hot so we like to enjoy Slingshot over ice with friends on a porch, in a yard, at the beach, on a river, in the city, or anywhere with a view!


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Hello from Slingshot HQ! Thank you for jamming out with our Guest DJs so far this summer. This week’s round - coming at you is our Home Team Playlist. Here are some of our favorite summertime tunes from our production warehouse, our offices, and our on the road jams while we deliver or travel to tastings. Join in for a feel of Slingshot behind the scenes. This is what Slingshot Summer means via sound from our family. Our inspiration is WORK HARD/PLAY HARD. So turn this one up for all of your summer happenings-work and play, in and outside, sun up to sun down, here’s your playlist for it. Grab your Slingshot. Shake it. Enjoy!


It’s time for our annual #slingshotsummer here at Slingshot Coffee Co. This year, we’re celebrating our favorite season with just a handful of the people who inspire us all year long. For 2018, we are thrilled to partner with local friends and some friends across the map for our giveaways. Stay tuned and be sure to start tagging your best #SLINGSHOTSUMMER to win!