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Get Caffeinated At Pisgah Coffee Roasters


May 7, 2018


Members of the Pisgah Coffee Roasters team are Ashlynne Ray, (pictured far left wearing the Pisgah Coffee Roasters T-shirt) and the Lipsi family in the middle with Leila Lipsi and husband Jonathan Lipsi, who is standing behind her with his hands on her shoulders), and Leigh and Jotham Lipsi, who are standing side by side in back row with their children in front. Others in the ribbon cutting photo are friends, family and members of the Chamber of Commerce.

Pisgah Coffee Roasters, a family owned business, has just opened a new coffee shop and drive through at 6283 Asheville Highway in Pisgah Forest.

The metal building includes a coffee bar area and open seating space with instruments for future jam sessions. The roasting operation is in the back of the building, so the whole process is all in one place. The large yard even features a pump track for cyclists and children.

Jotham Lipsi, owner and roaster, spent his childhood on his father's coffee farm in Brazil. Brevard College brought him to western North Carolina in 2004. In 2010, he and hi...

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