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“Coffee and atmosphere”

The Dripolator Coffeehouse
Certificate of Excellence
Description: Proudly supporting your coffee habit since 1999. We buy some of the finest green coffee beans available and roast them off-site on an American-made Diedrich roaster. As roasters, we deeply respect farmers' dedication to excellence and sustainability, and we strive to honor their hard work by carefully developing each harvest's optimal flavors. As baristas, we are invested in brewing coffee that showcases nature's genius and in sharing it meticulously and enthusiastically with you. As community members, we strive to forge rich connections and to provide a third place that fosters creative interaction and supports the vitality of this beautiful place. We're located in the quaint downtown historic district of Black Mountain and offer delectable homemade pastries (GF options), fresh fruit smoothies, and coffee frappes in addition to all of the traditional espresso-based beverages. Free Wi-Fi, parking and outdoor seating.
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Description: Proudly supporting your coffee habit since 1999. We buy some of the finest green coffee beans available and roast them off-site on an American-made Diedrich roaster. As roasters, we deeply respect farmers' dedication to excellence and sustainability, and we strive to honor their hard work by carefully developing each harvest's optimal flavors. As baristas, we are invested in brewing coffee that showcases nature's genius and in sharing it meticulously and enthusiastically with you. As community members, we strive to forge rich connections and to provide a third place that fosters creative interaction and supports the vitality of this beautiful place. We're located in the quaint downtown historic district of Black Mountain and offer delectable homemade pastries (GF options), fresh fruit smoothies, and coffee frappes in addition to all of the traditional espresso-based beverages. Free Wi-Fi, parking and outdoor seating.
bichonandon
Level 5 Contributor
86 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Coffee and atmosphere”
Reviewed June 17, 2014

We pulled into Black Mountain off the highway in order to find a Fed Ex drop off. While my companion went in search, I relaxed at this charming little coffee shop. The coffee ROCKED, and I loved their collection of Hall Dripolators.

This will be a regular stop to and from Asheville from now on, especially when OOT visitors are with us, and we all need some caffeine for the road.

  • Visited June 2014
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English first
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Chill-ax here.”
Reviewed June 9, 2014 via mobile

Wow! Great place to stop, relax, take in the local color. Nice little coffee shop, the kind we had before the BIG Chains turned coffee into a production line of products. Quaint, nice music, and great fair trade coffee. You'll miss it if you're not looking for it! But it's worth the peek inside.

Visited June 2014
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Asheville, North Carolina
Level 5 Contributor
57 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Great coffee and dessert selection - even gluten free!”
Reviewed June 3, 2014

I go to the Dripolator a few times per week for coffee and dessert. I love that they have MULTIPLE gluten free options (and of course "regular" desserts for the husband). The "Cortado" is my drink of choice although many of their specialty drinks look delicious, if not caloric.

Visited May 2014
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Collingwood, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Riders caffeine heaven”
Reviewed May 10, 2014 via mobile

If looking for pre ride caffeine look no further than Dripultor in Black Mountain. Great coffee and friendly staff with a warm ambiance. If needing a major hit try the "espressoda"-double shot with cream served with bottle of Mexican Coke which uses cane sugar...

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black mountain nc
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Classic coffee house”
Reviewed April 15, 2014

What to say? great coffees, friendly baristas, wide selection of pastries and breads and desserts - all local. Great spot for meeting friends, checking out the local board notices, wiling away an hour over a great latte.

Visited April 2014
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