Great coffee is no accident. Intention and skill follow from the seed to the cup in the transformation of a fruit to a beverage. Roasting unlocks flavors from the farmers work to the benefit of the brewer. This is our craft.

Mountain Air Roasting is a micro-roaster of specialty coffees based in Asheville, North Carolina. We source coffees from East Africa and the Americas that can be generally characterized as bright, clean, and sweet. These coffees are the literal fruit of careful farming, picking, and processing practices. Coffee is brightest, cleanest, and sweetest while still fresh crop, and so has a limited time window of excellence. We roast these special coffees in such a way to maximize ripe fruit like qualities in the cup.

Our mission is to serve you the best cup of coffee you’ve ever had, every morning.

Freshness is guaranteed not only by our roast-to-order practice but by virtue of a gentle roast process. Still, we suggest enjoying your coffee within two weeks of the roast date. It is at this time that the most flavor is present.

Moisture and heat deteriorate coffee flavor, so careful freezing practices can extend a coffee’s life. Be certain to thaw completely before opening if you choose to freeze.

We roast our single origins to highlight natural sweetness, acidity, and ripe fruit like qualities that define great coffee.
Our Espresso roast offers more caramel and a tempered acidity for balance as espresso or a mellower brewed cup.
Our Dark roast is our most caramelized, chocolaty roast, and is designed to go well with milk.

Wholesale:
We are dedicated to our mission. For our wholesale partners this begins with our roasted coffee, but by no means stops there. We work with suppliers and technicians of the best equipment made: Mahlkonig grinders, Fetco brewers, and La Marzocco espresso machines. We have the ability to laser focus on perfect extraction using measurement tools from Ohaus, Fluke, and VST. Even before the coffee is served we can consult with you on bar layout, menu design, and employee training to ensure that your customer is primed for the experience that will be the best cup of coffee they’ve ever had.

In the media:

https://www.starchefs.com/cook/chefs/bio/marshall-hance

http://blogs2.citizen-times.com/photography/2015/06/01/living-portrait-series-marshall-hance-of-mountain-air-roasting/

http://legacy.sweetmarias.com/library/weblog/rhyme-or-reason

https://mountainx.com/food/food-news/a_perkier_taste/