Coffee cup

Welcome to Asheville's premier craft roaster of Specialty Coffee

  • Mountain City is a micro-roaster of specialty coffee. We roast coffee the old-fashioned way and place the Fresh-RoastTM date on the bag so you know when your coffee was roasted.

  • We sell to everyone at the same low price. Our prices are posted on-line -- you don't have to log in or have an account to see them. (read more ....)

  • ~ We buy pretty good beans and roast them as well as we can ~


Ever wonder how that cup of coffee is processed from a ripe cherry to a green bean? Here's a video that shows how one Colombian cafetero produces a washed coffee. Many farmers in Colombia grow coffee on this scale.

If you would like to get a cup of coffee that's produced locally, try these shops (some are roasters, some not):

In Asheville there's Trade & Lore, Penny Cup (also at Hole and Battle Cat), Old Europe, True Confections, Biltmore Traders, Beanwerks, and Double Decker. Dynamite and Dripolator in Black Mountain, Notorius in Marshall, Panacea and Smoky Mountain in Waynesville, Brown Bean in Brevard, and Asheville Roasters in Woodfin.



I'm leaving up this reminder to use enough coffee in your coffee. There's nothing more frightening than a weak cup of coffee. The note on the wall says "use ... a heaping tablespoon for each cup". This ad from the Pan-American Coffee Bureau was one of many in which they urged Americans to make stronger coffee.