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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 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.

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


It looks like coffee won't kill you after all. A new study by Harvard School of Public Health suggests there is little downside to drinking a lot of coffee. There may even be health benefits. But you knew that.

Those of you who keep up with the geekier side of brewing know that Americans drink weak coffee while Europeans drink it a little stronger. But I never knew the Brazilians like it really strong. Check out all the Bunn literature. The Brasil chart is in the Coffee Basics Portugues brochure.

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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.