Asheville Outlets Announces Opening of Earthling Coffee & Espresso

Locally Owned & Operated Coffee Brewer Opens Asheville Outlets Cafe

ASHEVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA (November 2021) – Asheville Outlets has announced the opening of locally owned and operated Earthling Coffee & Espresso ( The North Carolina coffee brewer will serve a wide selection of coffee and espresso drinks from their Food Court location. Earthling Coffee & Espresso is open daily during center hours (visit for daily hours of operation). Curbside pick-up is available.


Earthling Coffee & Espresso was founded by Jaimi and Chris Gunkel, a local couple seeking to bring hand-crafted, organic coffee to western North Carolina. Earthling’s original double drive-thru opened in 2019, the Asheville Outlets Cafe is the company’s second location.

"Earthling is thrilled to open our Asheville Outlets Cafe to the local community. Our offerings include all organic espresso shots and lattes with eleven different milk options, including organic and dairy free. Our popular color changing magic lemonade features over 5 million flavor combinations from which to choose, so there's a drink for everyone at Earthling Coffee & Espresso,” says Chris Gunkel, co-owner of Earthling Coffee & Espresso.


“We are delighted to welcome Earthling Coffee & Espresso to Asheville Outlets,” says Asheville Outlets General Manager Miranda Bowman. “Our shoppers will enjoy the delicious brews and drinks served up by this locally owned coffee company,” she adds.


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For over 40 years, New England Development has taken a creative, entrepreneurial approach to real estate development and management, delivering and sustaining successful projects across a wide range of property types and across the country. New England Development’s robust portfolio of retail projects includes an exciting mix of outlet centers including Asheville Outlets in Asheville, North Carolina; Clarksburg Premium Outlets in Clarksburg, Maryland; Outlets of Des Moines in Altoona, IA; and Palm Beach Outlets in West Palm Beach, Florida.


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