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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-Roast® 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 ....)

  • NB: Some important changes are coming to Mountain City this summer and fall. Coffees, blends, shipping & delivery polices, telephone & on-line orders, pick-up places -- all these and more are on the table. We'll set up a special information page as the changes unfold.

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


More good news for astronauts on the ISS - they will soon be able to enjoy fresh coffee instead of the instant they've had to endure for years.

Lavazza is developing a space-qualified espresso machine that will be carried to the ISS by Italian astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti.


If you haven't seen the view of the Earth with the new HD cameras on the International Space Station, you really should have a look.

If you want to know when you can see it from the ground, look here.


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.