Horse and Hero opened on Friday, June 13, next to Farm Burger, offering a new spot downtown to find unique indie arts and crafts and get to know local designers. A spinoff and sophisticated extension of the well-known community craft bazaar, The Big Crafty, the Horse and Hero is a “downtown showcase for boundary-pushing art and […]
Whether you experiment with brewing styles and create latte art or simply love the smooth, strong taste of an espresso, a barista jam is something to add to your coffee lover’s bucket list. These events offer a chance for people who work in the coffee industry to mingle, gain more knowledge about coffee and share their love for the […]
Coffee lovers, mark your calendars for this Saturday, May 31, and spend the evening sipping coffee, learning about different brews, and seeing some amazing latte art at The Southeastern Barista Jam.
There is a new home on Haywood Road. Surrounded by West Asheville’s popular restaurants, shops and music venues, Odd’s Café, which opened for business on Monday, April 28, hopes to provide a space that can be like a second home for customers.
Look down Eagle Street from Biltmore Avenue, and you’ll see the historic YMI Cultural Center and on the corner, a little coffee shop. Eagle Street Coffee Emporium moved into the neighborhood last November, pulling up roots from its Wall Street location to join a neighborhood with a rich, African-American history. Owner Teresa Johnson says her […]
Fika is the Swedish tradition of taking time each day to share and savor coffee with family and friends. In the middle of downtown Asheville, I found the perfect little coffee shop to visit whenever I am homesick for a good, strong European espresso: Entering Old Europe Patisserie is like stepping into a typical café […]
Blogger, minister and globe-trotting coffee aficionado Elizabeth Reynolds McGuire spends her downtime checking out local coffee shops and promoting the idea of fika, a Swedish custom of relaxing and savoring a cup o’ joe. Her regular series examines Asheville-area coffee culture one cup at a time. I first visited Biltmore Coffee Traders’ cozy red cottage […]
I used to believe that sitting still and taking time for myself meant that I was lazy and selfish. As I’ve grown older, and hopefully wiser, I’ve come to understand that the opposite is true. Taking time to meditate, exercise or read actually inspires and energizes us to take action. And no one knows that […]
Editor’s note: Blogger, minister and globe-trotting coffee aficionado Elizabeth Reynolds McGuire spends her downtime promoting the Swedish idea of fika and checking out local coffee shops. This week, she begins a regular series that will examine Asheville-area coffee culture one cup at a time. Fika 101 I love coffee. I also love photography, writing and […]