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delizioso Sep 19, 2010 07:21 AM

Asheville prides itself on not having a Starbucks in the main downtown area - the scene has some great independents and Counterculture even has a training site in downtown Asheville. I make my own at home but when I want a good coffee The Dripolator definitely gets my vote. Simply put they are the real deal: their espresso drinks rock - perfectly pulled shots, whole milk, latte-art pours, italian ACF cups, everything is done right. They also have solid, strong regular brewed coffee with recently added pour-overs where they use a cone shaped filter and individualize the coffee choice and experience. If you are visiting Asheville and know names like Vivace in Seattle and Blue Bottle in SF and NY - The Dripolator will not disappoint.

Alright hounds - what's your choice for the best place to have coffee in Asheville?

  1. jbyoga Sep 19, 2010 08:30 PM

    Dripolator is a good stop to be sure - Also I love the French Roast at World Coffee - and for my to the source caffeine fix it has to be Waking Life on Haywood - If you've not been there go immediately and get a traditional cappuccino. Best I've had outside Italy and some of the best coffee period. Nice spot to chill too.

    1. danna Sep 20, 2010 05:45 AM

      I don't really have a favorite for coffee in asheville right now. I absolutely loved the Velvet Hammer that they used to have at City Bakery. Does anyone know who makes that or where I might find it brewing?

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        catsailor Sep 20, 2010 01:28 PM

        Dripolator gets my vote as well. If it was in my neighborhood I'd never make another cup of coffee at home.

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          Khotso98 Sep 21, 2010 12:13 PM

          Dripolator Coffee Bar
          102 Broadway
          Asheville NC 28801
          828-398-0209

          The Green Sage Coffehouse and Cafe
          5 Broadway Street
          Asheville, NC 28801
          828-252-4450

          World Coffee Cafe
          18 Battery Park Avenue
          Asheville, NC 28801
          828-258-1058

          Double Decker Coffee House
          41 Biltmore Avenue
          Asheville, NC 28801
          828-258-1001

          Bean Werks Coffee and Tea
          53 Haywood Road
          Asheville, NC 28806
          828-254-7766

          Greenberry's Coffee & Tea Company
          1550 Hendersonville Road
          Asheville, NC 28803
          828-274-5656

          Gourmet Perks
          165 Merrimon Avenue
          Asheville, NC 28801
          828-254-4777

          Bean and Berry’s
          165 North Merrimon Avenue
          Asheville, NC 28801
          828-254-6969

          Caffiend 24 HR Coffee & Espresso
          101 Fairview Road
          Asheville, NC 28803
          828-505-2663

          Izzy's Coffee Den
          74 N. Lexington Avenue
          Asheville NC 28801
          828-258-2004
          and 373 Haywood Road
          Asheville NC 28806
          828-713-3885

          Mountain Java
          870 Merrimon Avenue
          Asheville, NC 28804
          828-255-3881

          Waking Life Espresso
          976 Haywood Road
          Asheville, NC 28806
          828-505-3240

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            catsailor Sep 22, 2010 03:09 PM

            The coffee council of Asheville? Just kidding good list

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              Leepa Sep 22, 2010 06:29 PM

              There is also a new coffee house on Wall Street down by Jubilee. Not having been, I have no idea if it's good or not.

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