My Favorite Coffee in North Carolina

I don’t plan on making this a NC travel blog, but I thought another post about the region would be fun.

Whether you’re a NC local or just passing through if you want good coffee this state has some great spots. Here’s a few roasters and coffee shop’s I really enjoy.


Not Just Coffee, Charlotte
This local company has become what I consider a staple in the Charlotte area for specialty coffee. They have several locations around Charlotte that make at an easy stop if your in the area, including locations along Charlotte’s Blue Line Light Rail.

High Five Coffee, Asheville
With several locations in the Asheville area this is always a spot I hit when I’m in the area. I’ve never had an espresso from here I was disappointed in—enough said.

Undercurrent Coffee, Charlotte
Undercurrent is a little newer to the scene then the other shops listed here, but you wouldn’t know when you check this spot out. Great layout of a shop with quality coffee. This is also the first shop I’ve had Onyx coffee from.


Black and White Coffee Roasters
This roaster produces some of the most surprising coffee I’ve had in years. From classic specialty coffee tastes you would come to expect, to blends that have peach jam and red sagria in the tasting notes, they are sure to have something unique to suit your tastes. B&W also has several shop locations in the Raleigh, NC area.

Counter Culture Coffee
Though CC has become almost a household name in specialty coffee world their HQ is based locally in Durham, NC. Counter Culture is probably one of the roaster’s heaviest in rotation for me over the last few years. My personal go to from them is Hologram.

Dynamite Roasting
Honestly, I was a little late to the game for Dynamite Roasting. This roaster is based out of Black Mountain, NC (East of Asheville) and I had heard about them a number of times, but never actually tried their coffee. I’ve become a huge fan. I don’t go for seasonal blends often but their Fall blend is something I try and get every year. Dynamite Roasting also has a shop located alongside their roasting operation.