In response to “Prisoner of Starbucks” [Letters, July 18]: I have the key to your prison, and it’s called Caffiend 24-Hour Coffee and Espresso. I can assure you that our water is filtered, and we offer over a hundred teas to choose from—in addition to our exceptional coffee.
I find it hard to believe that someone would call [their place] a coffee shop and not have filtered water, but it happens. At Caffiend, quality is our top priority. I have personally tasted all the teas—and every other item we carry, for that matter—to ensure that we are providing the best products available. My staff is friendly, knowledgeable and waiting to serve you. So live free of the corporate machine today at Caffiend, 120A Merrimon Ave. in Asheville.
— Matt Hebb (owner) and staff