Our Story


Born and raised in Davidson, North Carolina, Summit Coffee Co. is a Certified Organic roaster + retailer focusing on small-lot coffees sourced intentionally from around the world. Coffee driven and community focused, we value relationships from farm to cup.

Our sourcing team includes a certified Q-grader, an SCA-certified roaster and an SCA-certified barista. By the time our coffee leaves our roasting lab, whether it’s on our way to one of our three cafes or to one of our wholesale partners around the globe, it’s as good as coffee gets.



The story of Summit Coffee begins in 1998, tucked away on the corner of Davidson’s Main Street in a 19th-century building. It’s a story about coffee, adventure, and people. But mostly about the people. It’s about sourcing and delivering craft goods — coffee, beer, music — in an environment built for and driven by our community.

Summit’s retail presence has expanded to include a second location in Davidson — The Outpost, on the Davidson College campus — and a third, in Asheville’s River Arts District.

Find Your Summit

“A Summit isn’t just a place on a mountain.  A Summit exists in our hearts and minds.  A Summit is a symbol that with the force of our will,  we can transform our lives into whatever we choose them to be.” – Erik Weihenmayer

Whatever your adventure is, whatever your summit is, we want to be your partner in helping you explore. It’s not literally about climbing mountains every day. It’s about the figurative mountain and all that entails: the decision to start, the planning, the getting lost, the adventure, the challenges, the ascents and descents, the need for partnership and the need to go alone.

Summit’s story has been, and always will be, about the people. We’re family owned since 2003. We’re fueled each day by our team of more than 50 diverse and dynamic people, and the communities that support all that we do.

From roasted coffee to well-crafted drinks; from espresso training to origin trips around the world; from farm-to-table dinners to freshly baked pastries; from local music to local beer. Summit approaches all that we do with the same purpose and intentionality.

Life’s an adventure. We’re humbled to be part of yours.