12 Local Coffee Roasters You Need to Try Today

People are buzzing about local coffee roasters!

It’s easy to make any day a brew-tiful day in Western North Carolina. Local coffee shops abound, and your cup tastes even better when you realize that the beans were prepared by independent roasters for maximum flavor.

Coffee is a great way to start your day. And it’s also a great way to choose your home. While the daily benefits of living near a coffee shop are obvious, there are long-term benefits, as well. A 2018 study by Harvard Business School found that when an upscale coffee shop opens in your zip code, housing prices bump up 0.5% in a year. That’s a little bump that can yield a high return when your home hits the market!

Have you explored the many local and independent coffee roasters in our area? Here are a dozen we’re sure you’ll like a latte:

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Find local coffee roasters near Asheville, NC

Coffee Roasters near Asheville

Bean Werks Coffee & Tea

Since 1996, Bean Werks has been making artisan coffee, one small batch at a time. They endeavor to use the most environmentally friendly, ecologically sourced beans available for retail and wholesale purchases. Find their coffee shop in the heart of West Asheville on Haywood Road and discover a brew that “werks” for you.

753 Haywood Road, Asheville | (828) 785-1430 | beanwerks.com

Dynamite Roasting Company

Dynamite Roasting Company brands itself as “the people’s coffee”—by the people, of the people, for the people. Since day one, Dynamite has been committed to serving 100% certified organic and fair trade beans. The company works closely with their partners and growers to cultivate the best quality beans at the best price, ensure a fair and living wage for farmers, and bring those benefits back to WNC. Read more about Dynamite Roasting Company.

3198 US Hwy 70, Black Mountain | (828) 357-8555 |dynamiteroasting.com

Mountain City Coffee Roasters

Looking for fresh coffee at a great price? Mountain City is a micro-roaster of specialty coffee. They roast coffee the old-fashioned way—in a small, German-made Probat roaster one batch at a time. And they place their Fresh-RoastTM date right on the bag. Best of all, everyone gets their same low (wholesale) price on their order! 

191 Charlotte Street #101, Asheville | (828) 407-9258 | mountaincity.com

PennyCup Coffee Co.

Since they came onto the scene a few years ago, PennyCup Coffee has quickly become a local favorite. The company sources the finest, sustainable, green coffee and roasts it to exacting standards. What results is an amazing cup of coffee. In addition to their own specialty drinks, PennyCup has developed custom roasts and blends for a number of local businesses.

362 Depot Street, Asheville

39 S Market Street, Asheville | (828) 505-3609

6 Beverly Road, Asheville | (828) 582-7980

857 Merrimon Avenue, Asheville | (828) 582-7980


Round Earth Roasters

Set in a quaint red house just south of Biltmore Village, this coffee shop serves house-roasted coffee and homemade organic pastries. Their sustainable beans are roasted onsite daily in small batches. Pick up your next bag in the store, online, or in the drive-through. Or stay and enjoy the low-brow-chill space of their backyard bar.

518 Hendersonville Road, Asheville | (828) 277-9227 | roundearthroasters.com

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Find local coffee roasters near Brevard, NC

Coffee Roasters near Brevard

The Brown Bean Coffee Roasters

The Brown Bean is a small-batch specialty coffee roaster specializing in Rainforest Alliance Certified coffees. The company was created by a small group of friendly people working to produce something to be proud of. Visit them at their retail location or inquire about wholesale roasting for coffee shops, restaurants, and markets across the region. 

57 W Main Street, Brevard | (828) 883-2233 | facebook.com/thebrownbean

Pisgah Coffee Roasters

Pisgah Coffee Roasters offers global coffee with a local flavor, right from the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains. They draw inspiration from the natural wonders in the area, which is reflected in both their bag design and roast names. The minority-owned, family-operated company brings 45+ years of experience to every batch they roast.

6283 Asheville Highway, Pisgah Forest | (828) 309-0707 | pisgahroasters.com

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Find local coffee roasters near Hendersonville, NC

Coffee Roasters near Hendersonville

Independent Bean Roasters

Get comfy with a friend, sit back, and enjoy the delicious coffee at Independent Bean Roasters. Their single-origin, craft coffee is roasted in house and brought to you by the same great minds behind Underground Baking Company down the block. All of their whole bean coffees are available at the shop, as well as traditional espresso drinks, pour over and drip coffee, and many varieties of pastries.

346 7th Avenue E, Hendersonville | independentroasters.com

Openroad Coffee Roastery

Located in Polk County, Openroad specializes in high-altitude, mountain-grown beans from Honduras. Their coffee is also organically grown without chemical fertilizers and pesticides to provide you with meticulous quality from seed to fruit to roaster to cup. Visit them for fresh-brewed traditional coffees, frozen blended coffees, fresh handmade pastries, and more.

915 W Mills Street, Columbus | (828) 894-2021 | openroadcoffeeroastery.com

ShareWell Coffee Co. & Roastery

Purity. Quality. Integrity. ShareWell Coffee Co. is dedicated to giving you a new specialty coffee experience. Their roastery and espresso bar is located in the beautiful apple orchards of Hendersonville. From that location, they also offer community tastings, public coffee classes, private training, wholesale programs, and consulting. 

749 Chestnut Gap Road, Hendersonville | (828) 290-8188 | sharewellcoffee.com

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Find local coffee roasters near Waynesville, NC

Coffee Roasters near Waynesville

Panacea Coffee Co.

Since 2002, Panacea Coffee Co. has been a full-service espresso bar and coffee roastery that serves a wide variety of coffee and tea beverages. For late risers, breakfast is available all day. Choose a lox and bagel plate, quiche, fresh fruit and yogurt, or crunchy granola with steamed milk. Find your panacea and find a meeting place, a celebrating place, and a sharing place.

66 Commerce Street, Waynesville | (828) 452-6200 | panaceacoffee.com

Smoky Mountain Coffee Roasters

Smoky Mountain Coffee Roasters has been a Haywood County business since 1997. Find fresh brewed coffee by the cup, specialty coffee drinks, organic teas, fresh pastries, and delicious bagels topped with cream cheese, lox, or their famous spicy pimento cheese! You can also buy organic, fair trade, and shade-grown roasted coffee beans by the pound!

444 Hazelwood Avenue, Waynesville | (828) 452-1212 | facebook.com/SmokyMountainRoasters

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Who roasts your favorite coffee in WNC? Share your thoughts with us in the comments! 

7 Responses to “12 Local Coffee Roasters You Need to Try Today”

  1. You said that your cup of coffee tastes better when you know the beans have been roasted by independent roasters so they have maximum flavor. I want to make my wife some coffee that will really knock her socks off. I’ll find a local roaster and see what their best bean is.

  2. I am most captivated when you wrote that a 2018 study by Harvard Business School uncovered that when a premier coffee shop opens in your area, housing prices bump up 0.5% in a year. That’s great to know because aside from having an accessible coffee shop, it also helps your property. It would be even great if you can find a coffee roaster near your place.

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