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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: This fall and winter, Mountain City is making some changes to our coffee offerings, to the roasting schedule, and to how we deliver. We're putting information on this page as the changes unfold.


Do you believe this? Researchers in Australia and the UK found that the perception of the taste of coffee was influenced by the color of the mug. White was more 'intense' while blue was 'sweeter'. Full text of the work is here. Is crossmodally a word?

Need a new coffee maker? Check out the ones certified by the Specialty Coffee Association. If you don't want to or have the time to make a single-cup pourover or a French press, you won't go far wrong with one of these.

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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.