Asheville has gained nationwide attention for all it has to offer – from its scenic Blue Ridge vistas to its world-class cuisine to its craft-beer boom. And now you can add coffee capital to the list: More and more roasters and cafes dot the city, offering the perfect pick-me-up for your morning run, or a comforting cup for your afternoon break. Following, some favorite spots for a java stop.
South Asheville Coffee Shops
10th Muse Coffee
Specialty coffee drinks include Nutella, cookie butter, dulce de leche, and even horchata. Open, comfy seating and board games make for an entertaining experience. https://www.facebook.com/10thmusecoffee/
Biltmore Coffee Roasters
A rotating selection of freshly roasted single origin hot and cold brews are available each day, along with unique signature drinks like Super Coffee (a take on bulletproof coffee). Each roast is slightly different, exhibiting the nuances of the roasting climate and the bean’s distinctive terroir. https://www.biltmorecoffeeroasters.com
Central Asheville Cafés
Summit Coffee Co.
This Certified Organic roaster and retailer focuses on small-lot coffees sourced intentionally from around the world. Housed in the River Arts District, Summit’s space encourages community and collaboration. https://www.summitcoffee.com/asheville/
PennyCup Coffee Co.
With locations in RAD, downtown, and North and East Asheville, this small-batch roaster sources sustainable, green coffee, roasted to exacting standards. The rotating menu features everything from Ethiopia Kochere fair trade organic to Locomotive Blend to Mexico FTO. https://pennycupcoffeeco.com
Double D’s Coffee
Housed in a double-decker stationary bus, this downtown destination features quality beans and syrups in a range of specialty staples, from macchiatos to espressos to Americanos. http://doubledscoffee.com
High Five Coffee
High Five, with downtown, Five Points and Woodfin locations, partners with Counter Culture Coffee to source and roast its coffee. The coffee house offers classically prepared espresso drinks as well as house-made syrups for its creative concoctions. http://highfivecoffee.com
This downtown fixture, along with its newer West Asheville location, serves Counter Culture, Mountain Air, Blanchards and Stumptown roasts. http://izzyscoffee.com
Trade and Lore
Trade and Lore, featuring Mountain Air Roasting brews, offers experimental coffee while working to fuel and empower the community. The cafe works with local purveyors, and hosts pop-up events and educational classes. https://www.tradeandlore.com
North Asheville Cafés
Mountain City Coffee Roasters
Mountain City moved from its longstanding Candler facility to Charlotte Street, and joined forces with High Noon Coffee Roasters. The joint venture’s rotating roster of roasts includes single-origin coffees from Colombia, Ethiopia, Sumatra and Honduras.
Asheville Coffee Roasters
For more than 15 years, this artisan Woodfin roaster has worked with small batches of the best varietals from around the world, cooling and packing specialty roasts daily in foil-gusseted packages with de-gassing valves to preserve freshness. http://ashevillecoffeeroasters.com
West Asheville Coffee Houses
Odd’s, which features a cozy space along bustling Haywood Road, specializes in high-quality, all-natural products including Summit Coffee Co. freshly roasted coffee. http://www.oddscafe.com
Bean Werks Coffee & Tea
For more than 20 years, this roaster has produced quality artisan roasted small-batch coffee and tea. Naturally Grown, Fair Trade, Direct Trade, Rain Forest Alliance, Bird Friendly, Shade Grown and Organic are many of the supplier-certified offerings available. https://beanwerks.com
BattleCat Coffee Bar
This coffee bar offers PennyCup coffees, along with blended beverages in a laid-back setting, with outdoor garden seating perfect for people-watching. http://battlecatcoffeebar.com
East Asheville Cafés
A locally owned coffee and smoothie shop in River Ridge Business Center, Peaberry’s beans are locally roasted, organic and fair trade. Offerings include everything from espressos to red eyes to breves. https://www.peaberrypress.com
This cozy café offers traditional coffee beverages as well as specialty drinks like their flavored Filo lattes and Filo cappuccinos. https://filopastries.com
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