"At Copa, Roberto Copa Matos translates the aromas and textures from his Cuban childhood into plates of plátanos rellenos, chicharrones or ropa vieja on cassava flatbreads. His wife, mixologist Elizabeth Turnbull, has dug deep to find authentic recipes and Old Havana back stories for the Daiquiri, Cuba Libre, Mary Pickford and other rum-soaked classics. The results are memorable..."
"In Durham, a city of dreamers and doers, Elizabeth Turnbull, Roberto Copa Matos... represent both categories."
–Katie Saintsing, Our State
Soil to Table Mini Documentary
From the filmmaker: During my final undergraduate semester at Duke, I was fortunate enough to have been introduced to Roberto, Elizabeth, and COPA through one of my favorite photography professors at Duke. Within the first few minutes of meeting the hard-working husband-wife duo, I was amazed and inspired by their dedication to sharing authentic Cuban cuisine, their care for the Durham community, and their commitment to the farm-to-table movement. I made this short documentary video about Roberto, Elizabeth, and COPA in order to capture and share their story and values, and hopefully to make mouths water as well. –Harry Liang, Duke ‘21