Drinks: Coffee shop

  • For years the Dripolator has been as a staple in the city’s coffee scene and a placer in the Best of WNC. But this year the self-proclaimed “Ambassadors of the Bean” have edged out Izzy’s as Asheville’s best coffee shop — the first time since opening at the Pioneer Building on Broadway. Owner Jay Weatherly attributes the Dripolator’s continuing success to its focus on each beverage and to making individuals feel welcome. “We put a lot of time and energy into training” says Weatherly. “And it’s apparent in the quality of each cup and each espresso pour.” The Dripolator aside from a classic espresso menu features pour-overs beers on tap and wines by the glass. — K.S.

    Dripolator Coffeehouse Asheville

    190 Broadway St. #102

    398-0209
    dripasheville.com
    Directions
  • Izzy's Coffee Den

    74 N. Lexington Ave.

    258-2004
    izzyscoffeeden.com
    Directions
  • Waking Life Espresso

    976 Haywood Road

    505-3240
    wakinglifeespresso.com/
    Directions