In a lot of areas of the US, coffee flows almost abundantly as water (speaking of which - is it time for a coffee break yet)? While most people know joints like Starbucks, Peaberry, and even Stumptown, lucky for us, a lot of great independent coffee houses still survive in different areas of the country. ...Read the full article
Firestorm Cafe and Books
Coffee shops have often been associated with poets, activists, college students and any artistic type looking for a caffeinated connection. And, given that the patron saint of Firestorm is writer and feminist Voltairine de Cleyre, this stereotype fits perfectly with this café in Asheville, NC, and not in a bad way. The cafe opened in 2005 with the goal to be worker-owned, and for the past six years, they have achieved that goal while also using Counter Culture Coffee to make a mean cup of joe.