Small Bites: Get your daily roasting

The best part of waking up: A small group of Greg & Andi patrons includes Sophia the dog. The 13-year old mixed breed models a shirt that demands, “Get roasted.” Photos by Bill Rhodes

What: Greg & Andi's Curbside Coffee
Where: 172 Charlotte St.
When: Monday through Saturday, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Signature item: All of the coffee beans are roasted fresh daily.

Greg Bounds can be considered one of the earliest pioneers of the food-truck movement in Asheville — he founded the Double Decker Coffee Bus on Biltmore Avenue. Now, he spends much of his time roasting beans with Andi O’Gorman; the two founded Asheville Coffee Roasters.

“Every day we roast the coffee at 3 a.m. at our shop up in Woodfin,” says Bounds. “That’s been our main business for the last 12 years. People come in and get their fresh coffee [that we source] from all over the world.” The roasters buy directly from farms in many cases, and all coffee is organic and fair trade.

A peek inside the truck reveals a beautiful — albeit tiny — interior, like a coffee shop in dollhouse proportions with nice wood floors. The duo, Bounds says, has experience in making small spaces work — they’ve run coffee kiosks everywhere from hospitals to airports.

This truck comes with a bonus feature: Greg & Andi’s Curbside Coffee is located in the parking lot of the HomeSource Design Center, where sample-sized decks will accommodate seating next to a built-in waterfall.

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