WELCOME TO SOUTH SLOPE
We are a husband and wife team who began our relationship through the love of coffee. We were both born in Caracas, Venezuela, which at one point in history was one of the most important coffee growing countries in the world. Our culture revolves around coffee.
THE BEAUTIFUL JOURNEY OF COFFEE
WE TRULY LOVE EVERY ASPECT OF THE COFFEE WORLD
In the coffee world, there are so many things to love. The delicious smell of a fresh roast, the way the perfect cup brings you alive in the morning—there’s so much to celebrate. But there’s also so much more to coffee than just what’s in your cup. It’s human, natural, agricultural, cultural, scientific and a beautiful business. We want to be a part of the change that highlights what makes it such a positive industry and helps grow communities from the farmer to the consumer.
It is unfathomable how one bean affects so many lives; from the community it is grown and processed in, to the importers that ship and store it, to the roasters who make their best efforts to roast it right, to the baristas who take much care and precision to brew it the best way possible, to the consumer who learns how to brew it and enjoys it at home and finally let’s not forget the coffee shops that bring a community together. Let’s celebrate the beautiful journey of coffee. We hope that you enjoy what we do as much as we do.
FROM FARM TO ROASTING TO YOUR CUP
WE’RE OBSESSED WITH BRINGING YOU THE BEST BEANS FROM AROUND THE WORLD
Out of intense curiosity for coffee, how it’s processed and where it comes from we stumbled across roasting coffee at home. After purchasing our first roaster and buying as many small packs from different origins and farms we developed a strong passion for roasting more than we can really explain. The whole idea of choosing what origin, farm and type of processing attracted us the most. We would spend many days and nights roasting the coffees we were going to consume.
After trying more coffees than we can remember, we settled in Asheville, North Carolina, to open South Slope.
For the past 7 years, we have been roasting small-batch, artisan coffees and helping our customers find the perfect coffee—or sometimes, the perfect recipe. In that time, we’ve learned that each coffee has its own unique nuances and characteristics. We treat each batch with care and curiosity, so that you can enjoy it at its most flavorful.
We do more than just roast coffee—we create an atmosphere of community and hospitality in our approach that is meant to be shared with others. We believe enjoying a good cup of coffee is a personal experience, as well as an opportunity to connect with someone else.
Our ultimate goal is to introduce you to new flavors in coffee that might surprise you—and show you a side of coffee you never knew existed.