The activist group Asheville Survivors Coalition has focused in recent months on bringing public attention to claims of unwanted sexual attention by anonymous women against artist Jonas Gerard. While some local organizations and businesses have removed Gerard’s work from their facilities in the wake of the activists’ protests, others have not. The arts community’s response has taken a variety of forms.
A new downtown coffee shop aims to create a hub for community building and social justice in the wake of Waking Life.
“If you don’t like these guys’ behavior, you have every reason to avoid spending your money on their coffee. But there is no reason in the world to pointedly try to take away their livelihood or drive them out of town.”
“By the actions displayed by the mob and other organizations, it seems that much, but not all, New Age philosophy and rapid feminism are just as exclusive as fundamental ‘Christianity.'”
Each week, Xpress highlights notable WNC crowdsourcing initiatives that may inspire readers to become new faces in the crowd. This week features two café business plans born from the Waking Life controversy.
“Women are intelligent, valuable human beings with a greater purpose that existing to visually and sexually please men.”
Cold-brew coffee isn’t difficult to make, but it takes time and patience. As outdoor temperatures rise, local baristas work to keep up with demand.
Saturday’s Bikes and Coffee Crawl allowed bicyclists to choose their own routes as they trekked from one coffee shop to another for a caffeine-fueled tour of Asheville.
By borrowing the flash-chilling process from beer brewers, Waking Life Espresso co-owners Jared Rutledge and Jacob Owens say they’ve perfected the art of iced-coffee. Now the two are making strides to get their product into more and more hands, by selling online, signing a larger scale distribution deal and scoping out a second location in East Asheville.
The now 30-year-old Malaprop’s Bookstore and Café has introduced a new roaster for a new decade. After many years of serving Waynesville-based Smoky Mountain Roasters, the café welcomes Mountain Air Roasting, an Asheville-based company with a lofty, if considerate motto: “It is our our mission to give you the best cup of coffee you’ve ever had, every morning.”
Sometimes it seems like Asheville’s all about the booze. We’re Beer City, USA, after all. But where to sip something special sans suds? Asheville has a large selection of drinkable treats that are alcohol-free. Buchi Kombucha is a perfect example of how locally focused and healthy Asheville can be as a whole. The fermented-tea drink […]
Neo Burrito expands, new businesses are a-popping on the west side of town, Posana has some booze news and much more.
Waking Life Espresso’s pumpkin latte, made with raw sugar and fresh-ground spices.
Photo by Jonathan Welch