Asheville Coffee Expo coming in October


Asheville Food Fan Stu Helm, who is also a regular contributor here at Ashvegas, is organizing the first ever Asheville Coffee Expo, set for Oct. 1 this fall on Ralph Street in the River Arts District.

Here’s more from Stu:

Whaaaat? Asheville Coffee Expo? That’s RIGHT! This week Angie from Coffee Crate and I got word from the City of Asheville that our application for a street festival centered around coffee was approved! Yay! The Asheville Coffee Expo will take place on October 1st, 2016, from 10am – 2pm, in and around PennyCup Coffee Co. on Ralph Street in The River Arts District.

There will be vendors, demos, competitions, and more!
We’ll be reaching out to individual cafes, roasters, baristas, pastry chefs, bakers, importers, manufacturers and even local potters who might like to vend coffee mugs at the 1st annual Asheville Coffee Expo! In the meantime, if you have questions or would like to be involved, you can contact me at
Heads up to: Vortex Doughnuts, Dynamite Roasting Company, High Five Coffee, Counter Culture Coffee, Clingman Cafe, Yuzu Patisserie aka Sweet Life Bakeshop, Karen Donatelli Cake Designs, Double D’s Coffee and Desserts, Bean Werks, Mountain Air Roasting, Odd’s Cafe, Izzys Coffee Den, HOLE – Hot Doughnuts and Fresh Coffee, Old Europe Pâtisserie, 50/Fifty: The Art of Dessert, BattleCat CoffeeBar, Edna’s at the River, Edna’s of Asheville, True Confections. We’ll be in touch with you and many more!


Angie Rainey March 10, 2016 - 10:07 am

Hi Dripolator Coffeehouse! We’d be thrilled to have you involved at Asheville Coffee Expo. We’ve opened it up to North Carolina coffee businesses or related businesses. We’ll keep you posted on vendor application dates.
Angie Rainey
Coffee Crate

Ben Myers February 25, 2016 - 11:46 am

So cool. Thanks for taking the lead at organizing this! I am sure you will find the event to be more successful than expected. It’s so important to be bringing different coffee professionals together to collaborate. We get so much out of coming together. Please let us know at Vortex how we can be of support. The Chain Collaborative would also be interested in supporting. So exciting!


Mike February 25, 2016 - 10:25 am

Don’t forget to include Appalachai, they make great local chai (coffee-esk, right?)

Sean February 25, 2016 - 9:19 am

Stu, you should get the permit modified to start at 5am! :^)

The Dripolator Coffeehouse February 24, 2016 - 4:40 pm

So sad that we were left off of this list! The Dripolator has been proudly serving WNC’s coffee habit since 1999. Maybe you have to be a business in Asheville proper… Looking forward to it!

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